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Rise & Shine: Milliken principal resigns over TCAP tampering concerns


  • The State Board of Education approved guidelines for a new “endorsed” diploma. EdNews Colorado
  • The campaign for the education tax ballot measure kicked off with an emphasis on preparing students for future economic growth. EdNews Colorado
  • A Milliken principal whose test scores were invalidated this week over tampering questions resigned. 9News
  • Boulder teachers started their school year with professional development days. Daily Camera
  • St. Vrain leads large districts in academic growth in middle schools, but needs to improve growth in math. Longmont Times-Call
  • Estes Park schools have 10 new teachers starting. Trail Gazette
  • A Fort Collins school boasts the highest ACT score average in the state. Coloradoan


  • As Common Core standards have rolled out in more states, criticism has increased. New York Times
  • Philadelphia schools will open on time after the city borrowed $50 million. New York Times
  • The U.S. Department of Education warned three states that they could lose their NCLB waivers if they don’t implement new teacher evaluations. Wall Street Journal


  • Editorial: The Pueblo Chieftain says this week’s test score release tells the same old story about stagnating education.

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.