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Judges revive TABOR challenge

The Denver Post

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Republicans tacked on an unlawful busing amendment

The Denver Post

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Teen activists score mental health days for Oregon students

The Denver Post

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Northeast BOCES officials recognized at state BOCES meeting

Journal-Advocate

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Analysis: Local teachers can afford only one in 20 homes

The Denver Post

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2019 Colorado Superintendent of the Year award process and timeline

2019 Colorado Superintendent of the Year award process and timeline

Superintendents provide invaluable expertise, vision, dedication, and commitment to their communities. With that in mind, we hope you’ll consider recognizing an outstanding colleague with a nomination for the 2020 American Association of School Administrators (AASA) Superintendent of the Year for Colorado. Our Colorado winner will automatically become eligible for next year’s national award.

AASA recently announced the opening of their 2020 program throughout the United States. Please click here to review details about this year’s call for nominations. In Colorado we follow the process outlined by AASA and the final selection is made by a panel of previous superintendent of the year award winners, as well as other superintendent peers, to assure a geographic and district size balance.

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Committees present ideas to improve safety, mental health in schools

Douglas County News Press

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Teachers Support Social-Emotional Learning, But Say Students in Distress Strain Their Skills

Education Week

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Area schools evaluating sex ed

The Denver Post

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$10 million for Douglas County school safety could go to mental health support

The Denver Post

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Cheri Wrench Named as next Executive Director of the Colorado Association of School Boards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 23, 2019

Cheri Wrench Named as next Executive Director of the Colorado Association of School Boards

DENVER — The Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB) announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Cheri Wrench as Executive Director effective following its next Board of Directors meeting. Wrench currently holds the position of Executive Director of Access, Competency and Engagement (ACE) in Denver Public Schools.

“After a comprehensive national search and thorough candidate interviews, the CASB Board of Directors unanimously agree that Ms. Wrench is the right person to lead the organization and capitalize on the opportunity to nimbly serve school boards with innovative programs and services,” said Kathy Gebhardt, CASB President. “The Board took a thoughtful approach that our members, staff and partners expected and deserved.”

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FCC announced rulemaking that impacts the E-Rate program

Memo from NSBA on FCC rulemaking and the E-Rate program

Overview

The FCC announced rulemaking that impacts the E-Rate program. The National School Boards Association (NSBA) encourages the state associations and district board members to file comments or reply comments to the FCC opposing a rule to place a cap on the Universal Service Fund which would negatively impact E-Rate and high-speed broadband access to schools and libraries. Instructions on how to submit comments and/or reply comments are included in a separate document. Comments are due by July 29, 2019 with the reply comment deadline of August 26, 2019. 

What is E-Rate and How Does It Operate

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) manages the schools and libraries universal service support program, commonly known as the E-Rate program. It is one of four programs of the Universal Service Fund (USF), which is administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company under the direction of the FCC. The four programs under USF include 1) Connect America Fund (formerly known as High-Cost Support) for rural areas; 2) Lifeline for low-income consumers, including initiatives to expand service to residents of Tribal lands; 3) E-rate for schools and libraries; and, 4) Rural Health Care. The Telecommunications Act of 1996 gives the definition of universal service today as including rural health care providers and education related services through schools and libraries. High-speed broadband access to connect with the Internet is one of the focuses of the various programs. See https://www.fcc.gov/general/universal-service-fund Accessed July, 12, 2019.

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More than a third of Colorado high school graduates need extra help to do college work

Chalkbeat 

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Cyberbullying Is on the Rise Among Teenagers, National Survey Finds

A new report by the National Center for Education Statistics speaks to cyberbullying. Recent media coverage includes:

Cyberbullying Is on the Rise Among Teenagers, National Survey Finds
Education Week

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Colorado teachers are dealing with broken promises from federal loan forgiveness program

Denver Channel 7

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How Colorado lawmakers are trying to make schools safer

Chalkbeat

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New charter school set to open in Fort Collins to help students with dyslexia

Coloradoan

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Five takeaways from the first meeting [School Safety Interim Committee]

The Denver Post

  1. It’s difficult to know what works
  2. The committee isn’t supposed to be political
  3. The committee faces some serious constraints
  4. The issue looks different, depending on the school
  5. Those on the ground say they need more help
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Panel hears progress report on school safety measures

The Denver Post

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Colorado Springs-area school board candidates jump in race early

The Colorado Springs Gazette

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