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Rise & Shine: NCLB rollback to come to a vote, but unlikely to advance


  • The Douglas County school board passed a resolution opposing the implementation of Common Core standards. EdNews EdWire
  • A state review of Boulder Valley’s gifted programs recommends the district more closely monitor student growth and apply more consistency across its programs. Daily Camera
  • Cherry Creek will expand a new database-centered security system to all of its schools. Aurora Sentinel
  • Four schools in the Greeley-Evans School District 6 are getting new principals. Greeley Gazette
  • Two Douglas County parents say they felt intimidated when a member of the school board crashed a private gathering of parents discussing school issues. Our Colorado News
  • A student attending day camp at a St. Vrain elementary school has been diagnosed with scarlet fever. Times-Call


  • Montgomery County, Md., schools will begin measuring students’ well-being as well as academic achievement. Washington Post
  • A bill to roll back key provisions of the No Child Left Behind act will get a vote in the House this week, but is unlikely to progress from there. Politico
  • Sources say that Senate members have cut a deal to restore lower student loan rates. AP via 9News
  • Contaminated school lunch killed 22 children in India. New York Times


  • Commentary: A new bill that lifts barriers to educational opportunities for pregnant teenagers will pay off down the road. Daily Camera
  • Commentary: A new program is helping young minority men learn to navigate college life. Denver Post

Rise & Shine

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