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Afternoon Announcements: Colorado Voters Say “No” To Tax Increase for Education Reform

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November 06, 2013 04:31 pm

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Voters in Colorado opted out of a tax increase that would have been directed toward school reform. The bill would have kept classes small and provided funding for full-day kindergarten, among other reforms. The New York Times

Denver Public Schools will begin monitoring students’ college and career readiness as early as kindergarten. The new plan establishes benchmarks at a certain grade level that will predict success, and other metrics. EdNews Colorado

The US Department of Education extended the deadline for states to apply for waives from the teacher-evaluation component of the No Child Left Behind act. The previous deadline was September 30; it’s now November 22. Politics K-12

A Florida school district is working to reduce the number of student  arrests and students going into the juvenile justice system and keep them in school. The program aims to break the so-called “school-to-prison” pipeline. Could it be a model for other states? WNYC

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