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Rise & Shine: Jeffco students to spend more time in class


  • Students in Jeffco would spend six to eight more hours in class next year under the superintendent’s budget proposal. Denver Post
  • Incoming Aurora superintendent Rico Munn says his first task will be to delve into existing programs to see which ones are effective. Denver Post
  • A group of Hispanic parents concerned that their children were being discriminated against at a Longmont charter school met with school and district officials. Denver Post
  • Boulder students are harvesting their own lettuce for salads served at their schools. Daily Camera
  • Aurora Public Schools opened its first community garden. Denver Post


  • The Chicago Teachers Union re-elected its president Karen Lewis with 80 percent of the vote. Tribune
  • Florida is now holding its education schools accountable for outcomes. StateImpact Florida


  • Commentary: A charter school advocate argues that twenty years after the schools came to Colorado, they are an integral part of the effort to improve education. Denver Post
  • Commentary: The former director of the Office of Economic Development and International Trade says Colorado should consider a two-step income tax to increase investment in education. Denver Post

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