- New data tracking from the state’s Department of Higher Education means a more complete picture of what happens to Colorado students after they finish high school. EdNews Colorado
- Douglas County schools are piloting a color-coded system that assigns students learning style profiles. Denver Post
- Denver Public Schools is working to cool off classrooms during 90-degree days at the start of the school year. 9News
- Pueblo City Schools made some gains on state tests but will remain on priority improvement standards. Pueblo Chieftain
The three open Boulder Valley school board seats all have candidates running unopposed. Daily Camera
- Norwood Public Schools are trying new academic and behavioral support strategies this year. Telluride News
- Estes Park’s superintendent defended the decision to spend more than a quarter million dollars on security upgrades. Trail-Gazette
- Some school districts are dropping out of the federal government’s new, healthier school lunch program. AP via Denver Post
- U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan says that special education students should take general education’s standardized tests. Huffington Post
- Editorial: The Gazette argues that public schools will always struggle if they rely on local tax bases for funding.
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