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Rise & Shine: Colo. second highest in nation for vaccine refusal


  • The Secretary of State announced that the proposed K-12 tax measure did receive enough valid petitions to make it onto the November ballot. EdNews Colorado
  • And legislators finalized the language that will be used to describe the proposal to voters. EdNews Colorado
  • Here’s the complete list of candidates running for school board in major Colorado districts. EdNews Colorado
  • And in Denver, here’s the order in which the candidates’ names will appear on the ballot. EdNews Colorado
  • In the Thompson school district, three candidates are vying to fill the seat of the largest director district. Reporter-Herald
  • Colorado ranks second in the nation in states with parents refusing vaccines for their children. Fox 21
  • Douglas County will give more money to schools and raise teacher salaries because of higher-than-anticipated revenue. Denver Post
  • Schools without air conditioning in Boulder and elsewhere are still hot. Daily Camera


  • U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan says that schools should start later to allow students more sleep. AP
  • In Louisiana’s new evaluation system, 9 out of 10 teachers are rated effective or highly effective. Times-Picayune
  • States have been slow to adopt new and controversial shared science standards. Hechinger Report

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