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Rise & Shine: Dougco teachers union to challenge evaluations

COLORADO

  • School board candidate petitions filed by Friday’s deadline suggest lively races in Denver, Dougco and Jeffco. EdNews Colorado
  • Douglas County’s teachers union told the state that it intends to challenge the district’s new teacher evaluation law. Denver Post
  • Tension between educational needs and the ability to raise revenue is spurring new reforms in Colorado. 5280
  • Denver Superintendent Tom Boasberg has much riding on the outcome of this fall’s school board elections. Denver Post
  • The Littleton school board voted to put an $80 million bond measure on November’s ballot. Our Colorado News
  • Charter schools in Greeley, as around the country, have a mixed record and draw controversy over their expectations and outcomes. Greeley Tribune
  • Poudre schools closed on Friday due to the heat for the first time in the district’s history. Coloradoan

NATION

  • Sequestration budget cuts hurt low-income students more than affluent ones. MSNBC
  • Massachusetts’ high academic standards and its high outcomes make it an often-cited example for other states. New York Times
  • A little-known federal program that assesses the impact of educational programs has produced findings but as yet little impact. New York Times
  • Suspending school for heat is an increasingly common practice, and hot weather has complicated some plans to extend the school year. AP via Colorado Daily
  • “Sesame Street” has broadened its academic focus to include much more science and engineering concepts. New York Times
  • Schools are getting much more creative with physical fitness offerings. Reuters via HuffPo

OPINION

  • The Coloradoan suggests that even though most parents still aren’t familiar with Common Core standards, they’re not new to 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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