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Rise & Shine: District doubles students but loses teachers


  • Both next year’s school funding allocation and a major overhaul of the state’s school finance system cleared their final legislative hurdles and await the governor’s signature. EdNews Colorado
  • A proposal to relocate a popular middle school and expand its attendance zone is drawing concern from some parents. EdNews Colorado
  • Student enrollment in Lewis-Palmer School District 38 has nearly doubled in recent years as the number of teachers has dropped significantly. Our Colorado News
  • A Westminster STEM school will be the first in Adams 50 Five Star to become a state innovation school. Our Colorado News
  • The University of Colorado is partnering with Boulder’s Family Learning Center on a summer program to help students get college-ready. Daily Camera
  • CU-Boulder officials also announced plans for two new colleges focused on media and the environment. Denver Post


  • A Boston principal restored safety to his school by cutting school security officers and reinvesting that money in arts education. NBC News
  • Two Michigan districts are experimenting with for-profit management of public schools. EdWeek
  • Teachers at the 13-school charter chain UNO in Chicago voted to unionize. Chicago Tribune


  • Editorial: It’s encouraging that volunteers and community members are stepping up to help a St. Vrain adult education program that had been cut because of budget constraints. Longmont Times-Call

Rise & Shine

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