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Rise & Shine: School boards spent $700K on Lobato case


  • A Denver elementary school community is in turmoil after five teachers were placed on the city’s “do-not-rehire” list. EdNews Colorado
  • The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the state’s funding system now focuses attention on the school finance bill and its accompanying tax referendum. EdNews Colorado
  • The school boards from the 92 Colorado districts involved in the case spent $700,000 on the legal fund supporting it. KOAA
  • Colorado Springs school officials said that no matter what the Lobato decision, the current school funding system isn’t adequate. The Gazette
  • Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill that changes sex education in the state into law Tuesday. Denver Post
    Colorado’s demand for early childhood teachers is expected to grow, but not as fast as the national rate. KJCT


  • California students who are incarcerated frequently don’t receive the educational services they are entitled. Center for Investigative Reporting
  • The Gates Foundation is pledging $800,000 to start a charter school incubator in Washington state similar to one in Colorado. Seattle Times
  • Schools around the country are beginning to grapple with questions of gender identity in young children. Denver Post


  • Editorial: The Lobato case was valuable because it exposed glaring deficiencies in public school funding. Denver Post

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