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Rise & Shine: National SAT scores largely stagnant


  • School districts are using Medicaid reimbursements for services provided to special education students to pay for health services for all students. EdNews Colorado
  • Schools mostly avoided flooding damage, though Aurora Public Schools has an estimated $750,000 in water damage to 10 schools. EdNews Colorado
  • The organization working to expand broadband access in Colorado schools says it expects to complete its work next year. EdNews Colorado
  • About 75 percent of small-district school boards are not taking a stand on Amendment 66. EdNews Colorado
  • Boulder Valley’s school board endorsed the tax increase. Daily Camera
  • Political insiders say the campaign in favor of Amendment 66 has $10 to $12 million “lined up.” Colorado Independent
  • Former U.S. Secretary of Education Bill Bennett’s recent speech in Lone Tree was paid for through a five-figure consulting agreement through Douglas County’s school fundraising arm. Our Colorado News
  • Horizon High School langauge arts teacher Jessica Keigan is taking on increasing leadership roles to help other teachers. Denver Post
  • A former special educator is using her experience as a teacher as a selling point in her campaign for Centennial City Council. Our Colorado News
  • Jeffco Schools are adding locally raised chicken to their school menus. Denver Post
  • A group critical of current Dallas and former Colorado Springs Superintendent Mike Miles has released a report criticizing his record in Colorado as well as Texas. Dallas Morning News


  • National SAT scores were largely stagnant. AP via Denver Post
  • Arne Duncan and other education leaders discuss whether the education reform movement is in crisis. New York Times
  • Online schools are being consistently funded around the country depsite their low outcomes. Politico
  • Los Angeles students hacked their new district-bought iPads for non-school uses. L.A. Times
  • Seven states have cut their per-pupil spending by more than 15 percent since 2008. USA Today


  • The Gazette argues that the campaign for Amendment 66 is built on deception.

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