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Rise & Shine: Colorado education issues top list of races to watch on Election Night


  • So far, more Republicans than Democrats have voted in this election, where turnout may have a large impact. EdNews Colorado
  • Denver Public Schools will be launching a new program for tracking student performance, although the timeline for it is undetermined. EdNews Colorado
  • Amendment 66 and local school board races top Fox31’s ten races to watch tonight. Denver Post
  • A Douglas County union representative said that the union money flowing into the election “is there to give the teachers a voice.” Our Colorado News
  • A66 proponents and critics aired their positions on last night’s All Things Considered. NPR
  • A Jefferson County tutoring program focused on boosting elementary reading scores in expanding beyond the county to 14 new schools. Denver Post
  • The elementary school principal at a K-12 charter in Lafayette left her position abruptly on Friday, with no explanation. Daily Camera


  • New Jersey governor Chris Christie lashed out at a teacher on Saturday after she pushed him to increase education funding. Huffington Post
  • A group of Roman Catholic scholars is pushing Catholic schools to ignore Common Core standards, saying the standards would undermine the schools’ grounding in the church. NY Times
  • Ninth grade performance is a crucial indicator for high school students’ future and the target of focused reform efforts. Atlantic
  • Only about 16 percent of Washington state teachers can be evaluated using test scores. Seattle Times


  • A former Denver Public Schools student argues for more education support, even if the education system is expensive. EdNews Colorado
  • Have you had enough of election talk? If not, listen to a panel of Douglas County residents and bloggers discuss the current school board race. At the Chalk Face podcast

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

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