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Rise & Shine: District works to engage fathers in students’ school lives


  • More than nine out of 10 teachers rated in the state’s teacher evaluation pilot last year received scores of proficient or higher in their professional practice. EdNews Colorado
  • Leaders of the campaign to pass a $950 million tax measure for K-12 education are developing their messaging strategy, but they’re being tight-lipped about what it is. EdNews Colorado
  • Jefferson County school board candidates focused on constituent engagement and teacher evaluations during a forum. EdNews Colorado
  • Officials in the Harrison school district are working to engage fathers more in their children’s academic lives. Gazette
  • Amber Ellinger is dropping out of the Poudre School District board race. Coloradoan
  • Charter schools are celebrating two decades of operating in Colorado. 9News


  • For the first time, the share of Hispanic high school graduates who enroll in college is larger than the share of white grads who do so. USA Today
  • Special education services are being hit especially hard by sequestration. Stateline
  • Diane Ravitch has become a folk hero on the left for her passionate opposition to the accountability-based education reform movement, but some question whether her tactics undermine her efficacy. New York Times
  • In the wake of an investigation that found he violated district policy and worked to publicly disparage trustees, Dallas ISD Superintendent Mike Miles says he’s “not going anywhere.” Dallas Morning News


  • A teacher argues that the certification process for teachers and administrators should be the same. EdNews Colorado

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