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Rise & Shine: Colorado schools charging parents more fees


  • Flood-impacted districts across the state are scrambling to get students back to class before an October enrollment count that determines state funding. EdNews Colorado
  • The impact of the school funding reform tied to Amendment 66 varies widely from district to district. EdNews Colorado
  • See how the proposed funding mechanism would change your district’s per-pupil funding in our database. EdNews Colorado
  • A group of business leaders asked teachers unions to pledge not to sue to challenge the new teacher evaluation system. EdNews Colorado
  • Colorado parents are paying more and more in fees to send their children to public schools. Denver Post
  • Teachers in flood-stricken areas are quickly re-assembling their classrooms. 9News
  • About 200 parents, teachers and community members rallied in Douglas County to protest the school board. Our Colorado News
  • The campaign for Amendment 66 is getting more active in Boulder. Daily Camera
  • Most of the school board candidates in Grand Junction’s District 51 say they oppose Amendment 66. Daily Sentinel
  • Jefferson County officials spoke in favor of the tax hike at a town hall. Our Colorado News
  • Jeffco board candidates Jeff Lamontagne and John Newkirk differ on key policy issues, including inBloom. Our Colorado News
  • The Douglas County school district warned parents to watch their children for suicidal thoughts. 9News


  • Roughly 500 schools have dropped out of the federal government’s school lunch program after changes designed to make meals more healthy went into effect. AP via Denver Post
  • The Common Core has boosted education theorist E.D. Hirsch into the spotlight again. New York Times
  • The board that approves biology textbooks in Texas includes a number of outspoken creationists. New York Times

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