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Rise & Shine: Boulder Valley expands summer literacy program

COLORADO

  • A judge upheld the process through which Denver’s school board approved innovation schools. EdNews Colorado
  • State officials have thrown out two years’ of test results from a San Luis Valley school because of problems with test security. EdNews Colorado
  • Boulder Valley is expanding its summer literacy program to include low-income students who are reading below grade level. Daily Camera
  • A Colorado Springs Republican is asking why a tax measure is needed at a time when the state has a $1.1 billion pool of unspent dollars. Colorado Springs Gazette
  • Prospective candidates for the Poudre School board will hear what the job is like from current board members. Coloradoan

NATION

  • The Boston school district refused a request to release individual teachers’ performance ratings. Boston Globe
  • Six suburbs of Memphis are voting for a second time this week to decide whether to split from a merged Memphis-Shelby County school district. AP

OPINION

  • Editorial: The Colorado Springs Gazette says that the education tax measure may not actually do much for schools.
  • Editorial: The New York Times says Congress should ease the emphasis on standardized tests by changing how schools are evaluated.
  • Commentary: A community college teacher argues that the Common Core will help close gaps in instruction that often happen when students move. Colorado Springs Gazette

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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