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And now, onto the news: The big story out of Douglas County last night was the school board's unanimous decision to end the district's controversial private school voucher program, a blow to conservative education reform advocates and voucher supporters in Colorado and across the country. Nic Garcia has that story.
Also, reporter Melanie Asmar explains why Denver Public Schools' system for rating schools has drawn criticism from people on all sides of the education policy debate.
Have a great day!
—Ann Schimke, community editor