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Rise & Shine: Documentary about Dougco board premieres


  • Supporters of a $950 million tax increase for education raised half a million dollars last month, according to campaign spending filings. EdNews Colorado
  • Just 17 school districts are seeking local tax increases this fall, down from 29 last year, in some ways to avoid competing with the ballot measure. EdNews Colorado
  • The documentary filmmaker ejected this year from a Douglas County school board meeting is unveiling his film about the board. Westword
  • School nurses are the first line of defense against student absenteeism due to illness. Durango Herald
  • Douglas County’s newest school is a 650-student charter school. Our Colorado News
  • High temperatures continue, but more school cancellations are unlikely in Poudre. Coloradoan
  • Teachers are bracing for the new evaluation system to go statewide. CPR
  • The Telluride R-1 school district canceled its school board election after receiving the same number of candidates as open seats. Telluride News
  • A committee in Boulder is considering the district’s capital needs, including air conditioning, a new K-8 school and an aquatic center and ice rink. Daily Camera


  • A new report faults 28 states, including Colorado, for lacking comprehensive emergency safety plans for schools. AP
  • Higher standards for admission to teacher training programs implemented in Illinois in 2010 have disproportionately blocked African American and Hispanic teacher trainees. WBEZ
  • Boston Public Schools will begin to serve free meals to all students. Boston Globe
  • Thirty-two states have passed legislation meant to improve third-grade literacy rates. AP via HuffPo

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