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Rise & Shine: Data reflecting student growth could help push parents to more integrated schools

Happy Wednesday!

Our national reporter, Matt, leads our education news roundup this morning with a look at new research regarding how parents choose schools. A study has found parents may be more likely to choose an integrated school for their children if data shows academic growth among its students over time.

Also, a quick request: If you were a student, parent, or teacher when Denver relied on busing to desegregate schools, we want to hear your story. Get in touch here.

Thanks for reading!

– Kati Weis, Chalkbeat Colorado intern


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