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Rise & Shine: “Brain Day” for Boulder students


  • A preliminary release of third grade reading scores showed flat levels for the third year in a row. EdNews Colorado
  • You can look up how your school’s third graders scored in our searchable database. EdNews Colorado
  • Kindergarten students in Boulder participated in “Brain Day” to learn more about cognitive function. Daily Camera
  • A bill that would change the state’s sex education offerings awaits the governor’s signature. Colorado Springs Independent
  • The appointment of D. Rico Munn as Aurora Public Schools’ superintendent became official. 7News


  • California’s efforts to increase diversity in higher education is starting with middle school programs to prepare kids for college. New York Times
  • Newtown, Connecticut residents are still divided over what to do with the elementary school where students and teachers were killed. Wall Street Journal
  • Polls show that few American students learn about climate change in school, but some groups are trying to change that. NPR


Rise & Shine

Each weekday morning, we search websites of various media, comb through RSS feeds and peruse Google alerts to bring you a roundup of the day’s top education headlines, in Colorado and across the country, by 8 a.m. If you’d like to suggest a story we’ve missed or a source we should add to the list, please email us at ednews@ednewscolorado.org.

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Metrics for evaluating the superintendent say he should identify at least two “enduring systems of oppression” within the district to be dismantled.
“No solo queremos que nuestro maestro regrese, también queremos más maestros que se vean como él.”
La ley les da a las comunidades locales como Adams 14 bastantes opciones para resistir al estado, que ha mandado una reorganización del distrito.
We spoke with 4 students at Denver’s North High about losing teacher Tim Hernández and why teacher diversity matters.
¿Tendrán menos valor los diplomas de Adams 14? ¿Van a cerrar las escuelas? Tenemos respuestas a las preguntas más importantes.
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