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Rise & Shine: Few Colorado schools changed rankings this year


  • The legislature’s budget committee discussed issues facing K-12 funding, which promisese to become a central issue of 2014. EdNews Colorado
  • Few schools saw a change in their state ranking since last year, placing forty on track to face consequences from the state education department. EdNews Colorado
  • New Common Core-aligned tests go into effect this spring and will be quickly used in state accountability measures, including teacher evaluations and school rankings. EdNews Colorado
  • In Englewood, parents, teachers and staff teamed up to support an autistic student, an example of the small district’s creative approach to using their limited resources. 9News
  • Both Boulder and St. Vrain school districts saw increased enrollment this year. Daily Camera
  • Colorado Springs school board sold a patch of land originally purchased to house a new school. Now it’s destined to hold houses instead. Gazette
  • The mother of the Canon City girl praised the school district for suspending the boy who kissed her hand. Gazette
  • A ruling on accusations of improper campaign spending by the Dougco school district is expected later this month. Our Colorado News


  • In Ohio, the tally of students disciplined for bringing guns to school is available to the public, due to privacy laws. Columbus Dispatch
  • Over half of students polled in Illinois said that their teachers rarely asked them hard questions in class. Chicago Tribune
  • Schools in Long Island have spent big on security since the shootings at Sandy Hook. Newsday
  • Schools in Buffalo will see Teach for America instructors in their classrooms for the first time next year. Buffalo News
  • Students will now be required to get flue shots in order to attend New York City preschools and kindergartens. NY Post


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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