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Rise & Shine: Student loan bill passes Congress, heads to the president

COLORADO

  • Colleges and school districts make up a large share of the region’s top employers. EdNews Colorado
  • Colorado Senate President John Morse, who is facing a recall challenge, says that he supports the education tax measure; his opponent Bernie Herpin says there’s no guarantee the extra money will be used for education. Colorado Springs Independent
  • Greeley’s largest charter school is getting a new principal. Greeley Tribune
  • A former candidate for Arapahoe County commissioner is now running for Littleton’s school board. Our Colorado News
  • A veteran Widefield educator has been picked as the sole finalist for the district’s superintendent. Gazette
  • A Colorado Springs education official accepted a job as superintendent of schools in Ann Arbor. AnnArbor.com

NATION

  • The bill to set new federal student loan rates passed the House and will be sent to the president. New York Times
  • Race and class tensions are complicating a St. Louis plan to allow students at struggling schools to transfer. New York Times
  • Historical sites are upgrading their technology to appeal to students who have grown up with it. Wall Street Journal

Rise & Shine

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