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Rise & Shine: AG says feds withholding funds for rural school security


  • The Denver Education Compact launched its first major initiative, an effort to improve transitions to kindergarten in Southwest Denver. EdNews Colorado
  • Colorado’s attorney general says that the U.S. agriculture department is withholding funds that should be passed along to rural schools for security programs. 9News
  • At least five committees are entrenched in the campaign for Douglas County school board. Our Colorado News
  • Here’s a detailed list of those groups and who they’re supporting. Our Colorado News
  • The RE-1 Valley Board of Education met to plan to open school and recover from flooding. Journal-Advocate
  • A physics professor at UCD has created a “hyperlab” at Gateway High School in Aurora. Aurora Sentinel
  • Aspen’s school board is taking a neutral stance on Amendment 66. Aspen Public Radio
  • D-11’s Columbia Elementary School was named a Blue Ribbon School. Gazette
  • Traut Core Knowledge in Poudre also won the award. Coloradoan


  • A revived cash-for-grades program has been operating quietly in the Bronx, focusing on older children. Wall Street Journal


  • Vincent Carroll argues that the teachers unions should pledge not to sue to challenge the state’s teacher evaluation law so as not to undermine Amendment 66. Denver Post
  • The Denver Post says that the real issue in the DPS board election is not vouchers, but whether to maintain recent reforms or adopt a more traditional approach.

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