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Rise & Shine: Boulder to apply for Race to the Top funds


  • Boulder Valley schools will apply for $10 million over four years in federal Race to the Top dollars. Daily Camera
  • Denver Public School board at-large candidate Barbara O’Brien defended her support of a small voucher pilot in 2003. Colorado Statesman
  • State Rep. Millie Hamer is touring Summit County, trying to drum up support for Amendment 66. Summit Daily
  • Former U.S. Education Secretary Bill Bennett lauded Douglas County’s reforms. Our Colorado News
  • Colorado Springs school districts spend millions of dollars each year on substitute teachers. KOAA
  • A program in Eagle County is teaching entrepreneurial skills to kindergartners. Vail Daily


  • The spread of for-profit education companies is sparking fears that student learning isn’t their first priority. Politico
  • Washington, D.C. officials say they should have better explained changes to standardized test scoring. Washington Post


  • Teachers surveyed by PACE say that they’re in favor of a simpler licensing process. EdNews Colorado
  • A Democratic consultant says that Rep. Jared Polis’ antipathy toward Diane Ravitch is rooted in a mis-understanding of public education. Stillwater Gazette
  • Colorado Community Media says the price to fix Littleton’s school buildings is a small one for the benefits gained.

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