clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Rise & Shine: Criticism of Common Core grows


  • The House passed a proposed school finance overhaul with no Republican support. EdNews Colorado
  • It also passed the proposed education budget for next school year. EdNews Colorado
  • As many states increase their emphasis on world language instruction, many Colorado districts have no requirements that students study them. EdNews Colorado
  • Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a law that would make some undocumented students eligible for in-state tuition. EdNews Colorado
  • A Douglas County schools official said the district’s block scheduling program undermines IB programs and makes teachers’ jobs harder. Our Colorado News
  • Colorado’s pre-kindergarten programs ranked 20th out of 40 states with the programs available in a new report. KREX-TV
  • Two Colorado elementary schools won the highest honor in the National Wildlife Federation’s EcoSchools program. Our Colorado News


  • Nationally, state financing for pre-school fell by almost 10 percent in the 2011-12 school year. New York Times
  • Criticism of the Common Core is mounting from both the right and left ends of the political spectrum, including from AFT President Randi Weingarten. Washington Post
  • A plan to send more state funding to needier school districts at the expense of wealthier ones is dividing California. Wall Street Journal

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

The COVID-19 outbreak is changing our daily reality

Chalkbeat is a nonprofit newsroom dedicated to providing the information families and educators need, but this kind of work isn't possible without your help.

Sign up for the newsletter Chalkbeat Colorado

Sign up for our newsletter.