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Rise & Shine: Discovery of bodies complicates Ignacio school construction


  • A new report recommends strengthening Colorado’s pipeline for training school and district leaders. EdNews Colorado
  • The campaigns for and against the K-12 tax measure are heating up. The Gazette
  • Denver Public Schools referred a case involving a former technology director accused of taking kickbacks to the district attorney. Denver Post
  • Adult education programs could resume in Longmont in September thanks to a federal grant. Times-Call
  • Colorado State University Global Campus’ offer to grant credit for MOOCs has had no takers. Chronicle of Higher Education
  • The discovery of 26 bodies, some of whom are Native American, has complicated the construction of a new school building in Ignacio. Durango Herald
  • After the remains were discovered, the district’s superintendent emailed a parody “top 10” list of joking names for the school. Durango Herald
  • Columbine High School’s principal is one of three finalists for national Principal of the Year. 9News
  • Boulder middle school students are spending the summer learning about climate change. Daily Camera


  • Some insurers are telling school districts that they will decline coverage to schools that allow teachers to carry weapons. New York Times
  • Paul Vallas, who has led school districts in Chicago, Philadelphia and New Orleans, is facing criticism in Bridgeport for his lack of formal education credentials. Wall Street Journal
  • School officials worry that new, more rigorous tests under the Common Core will spark a backlash when more students fail. NPR
  • Los Angeles’ Superintendent John Deasy has a rocky relationship with new board president Richard Vladovich. L.A. Times
  • A new apartment complex in Philadelphia is reserving most of its units for teachers. NPR


  • Commentary: Despite the interest rate increase on federal student loans, they’re still a good deal for students. Denver Post

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