- 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 Boston.com
- 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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