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Rise & Shine: Speakers at crowded Dougco board meeting criticize district


  • The start of school board campaign season officially began Wednesday when candidates could begin circulating nomination petitions. EdNews Colorado
  • The majority of speakers in a standing-room-only crowd lambasted the Douglas County School Board for teacher resignations and flagging morale in the district. Our Colorado News
  • An education policy analyst is running for school board in Littleton. Our Colorado News
  • The Poudre School District’s board representative for its largest district won’t seek re-election. Coloradoan
  • The RE-1 Valley schools are holding a workshop for those interested in running for school board. Journal-Advocate
  • Teachers in Grand Junction are gearing up for the start of the school year. KREX
  • A study found that graduates of the Denver Preschool Program outperformed their peers. Denver Post
  • A non-profit is helping needy families in Jefferson County buy school supplies. Denver Post


  • Test scores in New York dropped sharply on the first tests to be aligned with Common Core standards. New York Times
  • Many schools are trying to limit parent input into which teachers their students will be assigned. Wall Street Journal
  • Indiana’s state school superintendent acknowledged that school accountability grades were manipulated. AP via Times


Commentary: The head of CASE says that leadership and adequate resources will be essential to successfully tackle the challenges of the coming school year. EdNews Colorado
Rise & Shine

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