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Rise & Shine: Little oversight of homeschooling in Colorado


  • Aurora Public Schools is extending the school year for students who need extra help but aren’t the lowest-achieving in the district. EdNews Colorado
  • An advisory panel fretted about the state of school finance. EdNews Colorado
  • Colorado provides little oversight of families that are homeschooling their students. KRDO
  • All middle and high school sports have been cut from the Trinidad school district. KOAA
  • Summer can be a time of heightened food anxiety for children who receive free and reduced price lunch during the school year. Daily Camera
  • Starting next year, armed marshals will patrol Douglas County elementary and middle schools. Our Colorado News
  • Sen. Mike Johnston is visiting the Brush School District to talk school finance. Fort Morgan Times


  • Tea Party groups are mobilizing against the adoption of Common Core standards. Washington Post
  • Louisiana Superintendent John White denied allegations that his department artificially inflated school accountability letter grades. Times-Picayune


  • Commentary: Education reform in Colorado can serve as a model for other states, including Washington. Seattle Times

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