- Colorado is receiving $15 million in bonus Race to the Top money for early childhood education. EdNews EdWire
- Colorado school administrators have gathered in Breckenridge for a conference ahead of what many believe will be a challenging school year. EdNews EdWire
- City Councilman Chris Herndon is delaying his effort to get a new tax to support the Denver Scholarship Foundation on November’s ballot. Denver Post
- Denver Public Schools is receiving $10 million from the Gates Foundation to bolster its teacher evaluation system. Denver Post
- Colorado’s fund to help families pay for college tuition has been found financially unsound and will close this fall. Denver Post
- A lawsuit alleges that the Alamosa Board of Education entered into an illegal sale of land at below market price. Valley Courier
- A new survey says that despite the controversy, most states plan to stick with Common Core standards. Washington Post
- Editorial: The Denver Post argues that the timing of a tax to support the Denver Scholarship Foundation is off.
- Editorial: The Wall Street Journal praises Arne Duncan for recognizing that the student loan program does not make a profit.
Rise & Shine
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