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The Colorado Department of Education has announced that two hundred scholarships are now available for teachers seeking national board certification. That’s a rigorous 1-year process for experienced teachers.
The Poudre School District Board will vote on a recommendation to close an elementary school tonight.
Beattie Elementary in Fort Collins has 282 students right now. If the proposed plan moves forward, the majority of kids would be absorbed into two other schools. The plan would save the cash-strapped district $363,000 per year.
“I have not thought a lot about those dollars that are going to be saved, even though they would be saved every year and would add up,” said PSD Board President Nancy Tellez. “For me the issue here is about what kind of education kids are getting.”
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