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Rise & Shine: End of summer



  • Coverage of education-related issues at the Republican National Convention: Education Week, including speculation about Romney’s pick for education secretary, and The Hechinger Report, including what would happen to K-12 under Romney vs. Obama
  • Schools open doors to new e-learning rules, a special series of stories about online education. Education Week (signup or purchase required for most articles)
  • Study examines charters’ drain on private schools. Education Week
  • Online university for all balances big goals and expensive realities. NPR
  • Teen pot use linked to later declines in IQ. Associated Press via Durango Herald


  • Parent blog: An Aurora dad’s first-day anxiety. Marques Ivey missed his children’s first day of school for the first time in seven years. He’s relieved to learn – via technology – they quickly made friends. EdNews Colorado
  • Editorial: Another reason Colorado must require vaccines. Denver Post
  • Column: Triumph of a tough writing teacher. Jay Matthews in Washington Post

Rise & Shine

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