CONVERGING ACHIEVEMENT Overall, Denver students in innovation schools were less likely to be proficient in math, while the difference between charter and traditional schools isn’t statistically significant, a new report finds. The results are similar to what CREDO researchers found in a study last summer. Denver Post
PERA PROBLEMS Those who pay into the Public Employees’ Retirement Association — including educators and the school districts that employ them — are going to be kicking in even more money beginning next July. Colorado Politics
VACCINE EDUCATION Public health officials in five of Colorado’s most populous counties are trying to make a dent in the state’s low measles vaccination rate, targeting parents of kindergarteners. Colorado Sun
PAPER TRAIL Boulder Valley officials said the school district only had about 25 students still missing immunization paperwork by the end of school, down from about 5,000 when school started in August. Daily Camera
NEW SCHOOL Carmel Middle School in southeastern Colorado Springs will soon be replaced with a new 100,000-square-foot school on the same site where it has stood for nearly 50 years. The Gazette
LOOKING TO THE FUTURE The school board in Mesa County Valley 51 discussed how to move forward after the failure of a bond measure that would have paid to replace Grand Junction High School. The Daily Sentinel
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