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Rise & Shine: Columbine HS principal announces retirement


  • Some school districts are trying to reduce health care costs by opening drop-in clinics that are free to employees and their families. EdNews Colorado
    Columbine High School principal Frank DeAngelis announced that he will retire after the coming school year. Denver Post
  • Aspen school board members are torn over whether to support the education tax measure and its accompanying school finance overhaul. Aspen Daily News
  • Some legislators want to revisit the issue of letting community colleges offer four-year degrees in the upcoming session. Denver Post
  • High school sports coaches report an anecdotal rise in marijuana use among their athletes. Coloradoan
  • But the state is not likely to adopt drug testing for high school students, as some states have done. Coloradoan
  • Students in Douglas County were excited for the start of the school year. Our Colorado News
  • Cherry Creek’s first school board meeting of the year saw the introduction of a new superintendent and the resignation of the school board president. Aurora Sentinel


  • President Obama wants to raise fees for mobile phone users to pay for expanded internet access for schools. Washington Post
  • L.A. Unified is partnering with an outside charter school operator to run a low-performing school. L.A. Times
  • Many Chicagoans are worried about the impact school closings will have on low-income neighborhoods. AP
  • The testing company Pearson incorrectly calculated test scores for thousands of Virginia students.  Washington 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.