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Rise & Shine: Boulder, St. Vrain schools still closed because of floods


  • A group of elementary school students stranded at an outdoor education site by rising waters were airlifted to safety. NBC News
  • And St. Vrain schools are closed until Thursday while Boulder school officials decide when to re-open. Daily Camera
  • In St. Vrain, school bus drivers assisted with evacuations. Times-Call
  • The primary backers of Amendment 66 are traveling the state making their pitch. Post Independent
  • Boulder is trying to decide how to spend the last of its education excise tax fund. Daily Camera


  • An investigation found that miscalculated scores and flawed questions are commonplace on standardized tests across the country. Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • Washington, D.C., police are quietly changing how they assign officers to public schools, moving towards giving groups of schools shared officers. Washington Post

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