Lt. Governor Joe Garcia says helping create a new evaluation system for K-12 teachers is one of his top education priorities. Garcia, who also heads the Colorado Department of Higher Education, outlined his plans on Thursday. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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January 23, 2018 | NPR · President Trump travels to a global summit in Switzerland this week. He’ll promote his “America First” policies and also meet with leaders of Israel, the U.K. and the African Union.
 

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January 23, 2018 | NPR · The author, best known for works such as the Earthsea series and The Left Hand of Darkness, used her fantastic realms to grapple with difficult themes. She leaves a legacy as a literary trailblazer.
 

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January 23, 2018 | NPR · The U.S. partners with both Turkey and the Syrian Kurdish group that the Turkish are attacking.
 

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January 23, 2018 | NPR · Author Ursula K. Le Guin has died at age 88. She was a prolific writer of science fiction and fantasy who brought feminism into her work and raised the genres into literature.
 

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January 23, 2018 | NPR · The story of the standoff between federal agents and a fringe religious group called the Branch Davidians — suspected of stockpiling weapons — is now being retold in a six-part miniseries.
 

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January 23, 2018 | NPR · The author, best known for works such as the Earthsea series and The Left Hand of Darkness, used her fantastic realms to grapple with difficult themes. She leaves a legacy as a literary trailblazer.
 

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January 23, 2018 | WXPN-FM · A playlist of icy jams by Fleet Foxes, Tori Amos, Bon Iver and more.
 

January 23, 2018 | NPR · Hugh Masekela burst on the world pop scene in the 1960s, playing alongside Janis Joplin, Otis Redding, Ravi Shankar, The Who and Jimi Hendrix. The legendary jazz musician died on Tuesday at age 78.
 

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January 23, 2018 | FA · Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film stars Daniel Day-Lewis as a renowned fashion designer. Phantom Thread landed six Oscar nominations, but Anderson says making sewing look dramatic wasn’t easy.
 

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