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Rise & Shine: Families cite transportation barriers in SW Denver


  • The Denver school board voted early Friday morning to table a decision on whether to not renew contracts for more than 200 teachers next year after hours of emotional testimony. EdNews Colorado
  • The State Board of Education heard arguments for and against a controversial new student data tracking program. EdNews Colorado
  • Southwest Denver families are complaining that a lack of access of transportation prevents them from accessing new school options. 9News
  • Colorado Springs School District 11’s will get a raise for the first time in four years. Gazette
  • A Highlands Ranch STEM school is expanding and getting new facilities. Our Colorado News
  • Teachers say that Denver’s new discipline policy is letting students get away with fights and death threats. CPR


  • Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of Steve Jobs, is increasing her philanthropy in education and elsewhere. New York Times
  • More charter schools, including some run by national operators new to the city, are coming to New Orleans. Times-Picayune
  • And the Texas legislature approved a lift on the cap on the number of charters allowed to open in the state. Dallas Morning News

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