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Rise & Shine: School districts rebound from recession cuts


  • A new state report highlights signs of financial strain in school districts around the state. EdNews Colorado
  • Schools are rebounding from cuts that districts made during the recession, but district officials say increases in spending offer a false sense of security. Denver Post
  • Eight North High School students in Denver are spending their summer working for Sen. Michael Johnston. North Denver Tribune
  • Douglas County’s new security program, which places armed marshals in schools, will cost the district $674,000. Our Colorado News
  • A new Montessori school that would be Fort Collins’ sixth charter is asking to open in fall 2014. The Coloradoan


  • The Gates Foundation is stepping up efforts to influence higher education policies. Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Florida is considering changes to its accountability system that would prevent a school’s letter grade from dropping far in a single year. AP
  • Hearings begin Tuesday in a lawsuit trying to stop Chicago school closures. Tribune
  • A new study finds that spatial reasoning skills may be a better early indicator of creativity than math or verbal skills. New York Times

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