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Rise & Shine: Kiley campaign files complaint against student ed reform group


  • Democrats for Education Reform hired a new Colorado branch director, the former chief of staff for both DPS Superintendent Tom Boasberg and former House Speaker Terrance Carroll. EdNews EdWire
  • In Denver, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan endorsed the state effort to pass a $950 million tax for education. EdNews Colorado
  • A new report says there are big gaps in the number of quality early child care slots available in Colorado. CPR
  • The campaign manager for DPS board candidate Michael Kiley has filed an IRS complaint against the group Students for Education Reform, saying the group is inappropriately campaigning. Denver Post
  • A Colorado Springs school district official is a finalist for the superintendent position in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Gazette
  • A mother of five is running for school board in Littleton. Our Colorado News
  • Health officials are reminding parents of new vaccinations required for school. 11 News


  • Paul Vallas has ignited familiar tension points in education reform during his fight to stay superintendent of a small urban school district in Connecticut. New York Times
  • About half states developing new tests aligned with Common Core standards will spend more money on the exams than they do now; Georgia dropped a Common Core testing consortium, citing costs. Politico
  • Around the country, parents are paying a smaller share of college costs, with grants and loans filling the difference. AP

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