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Rise & Shine: Dougco policies similar to ALEC proposals


  • A study group that could influence new legislation on teacher licensure reform is working to find its footing. EdNews Colorado
  • Colorado Mountain College announced its five finalists for president. Aspen Business Journal
  • Some Douglas County residents are concerned about similarities between the school board’s policies and those promoted by the American Legislative Exchange Council. Our Colorado News
  • Greeley-Evans School District 6 moved up a notch in the state’s performance framework. Greeley Tribune
  • And the number of St. Vrain schools meeting the framework’s standards increased. Times-Call
  • Gov. John Hickenlooper argued that the education ballot measure would prompt innovative disruption to a school system that needs it. Denver Business Journal
  • And the St. Vrain Valley school board unanimously passed a resolution supporting the measure. Times-Call
  • As Front Range Community College plans an expansion, neighbors are concerned about congestion and noise. Coloradoan
  • A Brighton school is having its students wear flourescent safety vests instead of using bathroom passes. 9News


  • Class has become a more important predictor of the quality of education a child receives than race. The Atlantic


  • Commentary: A fellow at the Donnell-Kay Foundation argues that we should be careful how we interpret the meaning of Colorado’s growth scores. EdNews Colorado


Rise & Shine

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