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Rise & Shine: Hickenlooper commits to tax measure campaign

COLORADO

  • Seeking to boost diversity in its advanced kindergarten program, Denver Public Schools is changing how it screens students for admission. EdNews Colorado
    Gov. John Hickenlooper committed to campaign for a proposed $950 million tax measure for K-12 education. Denver Post
  • The University of Colorado regents discussed their academic priorities with an eye towards potentially cutting duplicative programs. Daily Camera
  • A phone survey run by supporters of the Douglas County school board has drawn criticism from the board’s opponents. Our Colorado News
  • The Weld RE-4 school district approved a new elementary school principal. Coloradoan
  • Teachers are learning about new ways to teach STEM subjects at a summer training run by the Air Force Academy. Gazette

NATION

  • Chicago moved to lay off more than 2,000 employees, following additional cuts earlier this year. Tribune
  • A bill to replace No Child Left Behind is for the first time on the floor of the House, but is unlikely to pass. New York Times

OPINION

  • Commentary: Colorado Education Association President Kerrie Dallman argues that controversial data tool InBloom will be an asset to teachers. Denver Post

Rise & Shine

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