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Rise & Shine: Education leaders pessimistic on ESEA reauthorization

The EdNews’ staff is joining you in taking a holiday break, so Rise & Shine won’t appear Thursday and Friday. We hope you have a happy and safe Thanksgiving.


  • Only a small number of Colorado school districts have taken on the thorny issue of measuring students’ body mess index. EdNews Colorado
  • Eight Colorado school districts hit by the historic floods are getting $522,000 in federal aid. EdNews Colorado
  • A new performance rating shows improvement at Pueblo’s Chavez Prep, which has had a troubled history. Pueblo Chieftain
  • Colorado Mountain College is awaiting approval of a four-year teaching degree. Vail Daily
  • A local arts group is partnering with the Adams 12 district to in include the arts in STEM programs. Our Thornton News
  • Two new members have been sworn in on the Westminster school board. Our Westminster News


  • A survey finds education leaders think ESEA won’t be reauthorized before 2015. Washington Post
  • Civil rights groups remain wary of the way Arne Duncan is handling NCLB waivers. EdWeek
  • Districts around the nation are working to bring more disadvantaged students into AP classes. NY Times
  • Critics are raising concerns that a new federal grant program for high schools is tangled in red tape. EdWeek


  • Englewood Superintendent Brian Ewert writes about the changes being made in that district. Our Englewood News

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.

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