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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

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