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COLORADO

  • The House advanced a bill that would restore some merit scholarships after years of budget cuts. EdNews Colorado
  • The Aspen Community School raised the money it needed for a matching grant to secure state funds to overhaul its school building. Aspen Daily News
  • Supporters say a bill that would allow schools to give EpiPens to students without a prescription could save lives, but there are still a few snags. Colorado Springs Independent
  • A Boulder middle school is building an outdoor science lab. Daily Camera
  • Estes Park R-3 Superintendent Patrick Hickey says that he hopes the district will have 98 percent accuracy regarding its finances as the school year ends. Estes Park Trail Gazette
  • School leaders in Douglas County met to discuss block scheduling. Our Colorado News
  • The father of a Denver student says a school security officer slapped his son. 9News

NATION

  • The online course provider Coursera announced that it will provide free professional development and training courses for teachers. L.A. Times
  • A growing chorus of critics are urging education officials to slow the implementation of the Common Core or to stop it entirely. Wall Street Journal

OPINION

  • Commentary: Volunteers for Court Appointed Special Advocates can change the course of a child’s life. Denver 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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