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Rise & Shine: Chicago board votes to shutter 49 schools


  • Head Start programs in Colorado are trying to tackle the problem of early childhood obesity. EdNews Colorado
  • Iowa’s top education official is leaving to become superintendent of Colorado’s Eagle County school district. Des Moine Register
  • A seventh-grader from Aurora competed in the final round of the National Spelling Bee. Denver Post
  • Summer school construction will mean Poudre School District will partially or totally restrict access to 16 school buildings. Coloradoan


  • Community colleges are enrolling more students but receiving less federal funding. New York Times
  • Chicago’s school board voted to close 49 schools, the most ever shuttered in the city in a single year. Chicago Tribune
    A new study shows that charter schools in Boston have higher test scores but lower graduation rates. Boston Globe

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