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Rise & Shine: Adams 12 Five Star schools changing budget practices


  • Supporters of the Denver Scholarship Foundation are seeking to put a sales tax increase on November’s ballot to support the fund. EdNews Colorado
  • A new collaborative will help charter schools establish health and wellness best practices. EdNews Colorado
  • Adams 12 Five Star school officials say they are changing budgeting practices to correct overestimates of expenditures and consequent underspending. Denver Post
  • A Sheridan elementary school holds a “Kindergarten Readiness Camp” to help new students prepare to enter school. 9News
  • Colorado school districts’ policies to address mental health and suicide vary widely. Coloradoan
  • A software saleswoman has thrown her hat into the Douglas County school board election ring as a politically unaffiliated candidate. Our Colorado News
  • A Douglas County elementary school’s garden has a new chicken coop. Our Colorado News
  • A partnership is helping blind students get quality time working in science labs. 9News


  • The U.S. House of Representatives passed a rewrite of the No Child Left Behind bill that moves oversight from the federal government to the states. New York Times
  • U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has worked to appeal to both Democrats and Republicans to advance his favored education initiatives. Wall Street Journal
  • A new poll released by the American Federation of Teachers reports that most public school parents don’t support recent changes in education policy. Washington Post


  • Commentary: A Fort Collins teacher says that students need more sex education than they’re getting in schools, but a new bill might help. Denver Post
  • Commentary: A former Colorado state representative argues that implementing the Common Core will help improve the state’s future economic outlook. Gazette

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