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Rise & Shine: Decision to overrule Lobato leaked early


  • A state board will divvy out more than $300 million in school construction projects this week. EdNews Colorado
  • News outlets are reporting that the Colorado Supreme Court will overrule a lower court’s finding that the state school funding system is unconstitutional. Fox31
  • The outcome of the decision was released early on the Supreme Court’s website and swiftly removed. 7News
  • A Denver student will get a shot competing in the National Spelling Bee. Denver Post
  • Colorado Mountain College is helping students who dropped out of college because of substance abuse transition back to school and receive support. Aspen Business Journal
  • A replica gun used as part of a history project prompted the evacuation of Thornton High School. 9News


  • The Texas legislature approved bills that would cut high-stakes testing and expand charter schools. Dallas Morning News
  • When the National Spelling Bee starts today, it will test students with vocabulary meaning as well as spelling. USA Today


  • The head of a conservative think tank argues that Common Core standards are not rigorous and represent inappropriate federal involvement in education. Wall Street Journal

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