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Rise & Shine: Music ed gets a boost in Dougco, Aurora


  • The Senate advanced a still-unfunded bill that aims to improve instruction for English language learners. EdNews Colorado
  • Roger Kilgore threw his hat into the Denver Public School board race’s ring. EdNews Colorado
  • A group of students met Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Colorado Springs Gazette
  • A foundation is donating money to improve arts education in Douglas County. Our Colorado News
  • Another group donated $21,000 worth of musical instruments to Overland students. Aurora Sentinel
  • A Poudre school district administrator will become the superintendent of a small northeastern Colorado district. Coloradoan
  • A group of Boulder fifth-graders simulated Ellis Island. Daily Camera


  • Texas is considering reforming its teacher evaluation system, which currently rely on a single 45 minute observation. New York Times
  • Citing gains, Detroit’s emergency manager for its public schools is leaving. Detroit Free Press
  • Newtown, Connecticut, is considering what to do with the elementary school were students were shot. Wall Street Journal

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