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Rise & Shine: Graduate underemployment


  • State’s charter school laws ranked 4th in nation. EdNews Colorado
  • Proponents of guns in schools aren’t giving up. Denver Post
  • Elbert district closes because of staff, student illness. KKTV
  • Students defend Overland teacher caught in Twitter pictures controversy. 9News
  • Bull formally named Cherry Creek superintendent. The Villager
  • More counseling increases Alameda High graduation rate. 9News
  • Recitation of Pledge in Arabic stirs some controversy. Fort Collins Coloradoan


  • Testing an issue to watch in state legislatures. Stateline
  • School board members tell Duncan to back off. EdWeek
  • Report: Half of recent college grads may be underemployed. Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Schools feeling urgency to partner with business on training. EdWeek
  • Report finds associate degrees a cost-effective investment. Inside Higher Education
  • Washington state taking integrated approach to helping young children. EdWeek
  • Creationism, “end times” still being taught in some Texas schools. Huffington Post


  • Voices: PERA responds to NCTQ report. EdNews Colorado
  • Commentary: Armed teachers and guards won’t make schools safer. EdWeek

Rise & Shine

Each weekday morning, we search websites of various media, comb through RSS feeds and peruse Google alerts to bring you a roundup of the day’s top education headlines, in Colorado and across the country, by 8 a.m. If you’d like to suggest a story we’ve missed or a source we should add to the list, please email us at ednews@ednewscolorado.org.