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

COLORADO

  • 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

NATION

  • 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

OPINION

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

Rise & Shine

Each weekday morning, we search websites of various media, comb through RSS feeds and peruse Google alerts to bring you a roundup of the day’s top education headlines, in Colorado and across the country, by 8 a.m. If you’d like to suggest a story we’ve missed or a source we should add to the list, please email us at ednews@ednewscolorado.org.

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