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Rise & Shine: Fight over market-based salary in Dougco


  • Six rural districts with crumbling schools advanced to the next stage of a competition for new school building funding. EdNews Colorado
  • The University of Colorado is one of nine state higher education systems that is expanding its relationship with online course provider Coursera. EdNews Colorado
  • Douglas County school officials and its union are clashing over a plan that allocates $15.7 million in bonuses and raises next year on a market- and evaluation-based system. Denver Post
  • About 10 percent of Dougco’s teaching staff is leaving next year, a number district officials say is normal but teachers say reflects dissatisfaction with leadership. 9News
  • The Poudre teachers union announced its support for the $1 billion tax increase that will be put forward for voters to decide this fall. Coloradoan
  • The Summit School District’s budget for next year includes 19 new positions and pay raises. Summit Daily
  • And Falcon School District 49’s budget includes 2 percent pay raises for teachers. The Gazette
  • A grant is funding match coaches in Mesa County Valley School District 51 and Plateau Valley School District 50. Grand Junction Daily Sentinel
  • An intervention program for Longmont teens is expanding after early success. Times-Call


  • Colorado, New York and Illinois are the only three states remaining active participants in the controversial inBloom student data collection system after other states have withdrawn. Reuters
  • Los Angeles is pairing students with disabilities up with “peer coaches” on the basketball court to enhance full participation in athletics. Wall Street Journal
  • Teaching reading comprehension may be a bigger challenge than improving math achievement. New York Times

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