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Rise & Shine: No. of minority teachers not keeping pace with minority students


  • Denver Public Schools uses its Spanish-language radio station to reach out to families. EdNews Colorado
  • The proportion of minority teachers in Denver and around Colorado is not keeping pace with increases in the percentage of minority students. Denver Post
  • The poorest school districts in Greeley say that additional funds from the K-12 tax measure would allow them to provide needed services to at-risk students and those learning English. Greeley Tribune
  • The University of Colorado Regents will meet during a special session to try again to elect a board chair. Denver Post
  • School districts’ plans for how they will implement new teacher evaluations are due to the state today. The Gazette
  • Two years into her tenure, the president of Colorado College says she’s about to introduce her strategic plan. The Gazette
  • The Estes Park R-3 school district board adopted a $13 million preliminary budget. Trail-Gazette
  • Denver’s Metropolitan State University is trumpeting the gains it has made over the past eight years. Denver Post
  • Over the next four years, Longmont schools will provide iPad minis to each student and replace aging computers. Times-Call


  • School districts around the country are expanding their summer academic offerings beyond remediation. New York Times
  • A Georgia judge dismissed defense attempts to get conspiracy charges dropped against Atlanta educators accused of cheating. Wall Street Journal
  • Pennsylvania’s governor presented a tentative $140 million plan to rescue Philadelphia’s cash-strapped schools. Inquirer


  • Commentary: Outgoing Aurora Public Schools chief John Barry says the state must reform its educational funding system. Denver Post

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