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Rise & Shine: Quieter storm over student loans in non-election year


  • The Public Employees’ Retirement Association got a clean bill of health in its annual audit. EdNews EdWire
  • Denver Public Schools is examining new transportation options for southwest Denver beyond its current bus system. 9News
  • The RE-1 Valley’s new superintendent had her first Board of Education meeting, two weeks into the job. Journal-Advocate
  • Douglas County’s summer “Geek Camp” helps teachers stay on top of technological changes. Our Colorado News
  • A seven-school-district consortium aiming to improve STEM education will meet this week to plan how to develop the “pre-k to workforce pipeline.” Gazette


  • In Colorado and around the country, there has been much less uproar over student loan interest rates and college affordability compared to last year. Denver Post
  • An analysis found a correlation between states’ education spending and their graduation rates. Las Vegas Sun
  • A Texas school district that had planned to track students using microchips is dropping the plan. Wall Street Journal
  • A recent national study of charter school performance is being challenged by some charter school supporters. NPR
  • A Republican disagreement over whether a GOP rewrite of the No Child Left Behind law does enough to reduce federal involvement in education appear to be stalling the bill. AP via


  • Editorial: The Denver Post says that a recent court decision upholding Denver Public Schools’ innovation school openings is a victory for ed reform.

Rise & Shine

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