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COLORADO

  • Denver officials are beefing up resources around school discipline as teachers complain the district’s new policy is leading to classroom chaos. EdNews Colorado
  • The state Board of Education today could adopt new graduation guidelines that hinge on demonstrations of competency rather than how much time students spend in class. Denver Post
  • The Denver board is set on Thursday to vote on an $811 million budget that raises per pupil funding. Denver Post
  • The Boulder Valley’s school budget for next year maintains existing programs but doesn’t add new ones. Daily Camera
  • Colorado’s Senators are proposing to reform the federal No Child Left Behind Act based on Colorado’s performance standards. KUNC
  • A teen was arrested for bringing an explosive device to a Lafayette high school. 9News
  • An Aurora student accidentally shot by his teacher when the teacher was going to give him a ride home is expected to recover. 9News
  • Colorado Springs has charter schools that employ the Waldorf method. Colorado Springs Independent
  • Governor John Hickenlooper will sign the Breakfast after the Bell bill into law today. Aurora Sentinel
  • Elbert County’s sheriff will heighten police presence in schools. Our Colorado News

NATION

  • Colorado’s Senators are proposing to reform the federal No Child Left Behind Act based on Colorado’s performance standards. KUNC
    Head Start centers are feeling the sequester. EdWeek

OPINION

  • Commentary: Core standards are an essential element of preparing Colorado students for jobs that will promote economic development. 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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