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Rise & Shine: Poll shows parent support for high-stakes testing


  • The campaign to get a $950 million tax increase for education on the November ballot hit a snag when the Secretary of State announced that petitions will need a line by line review. EdNews EdWire
  • As federal School Improvement Grants run out for a Grand Junction elementary school and others, the question will be whether the schools can sustain their progress. Grand Junction Sentinel
  • This school year presents major challenges for educators and students as new standards and evaluations are rolled out into schools. Denver Post via Reporter Herald
  • After a string of tough years, a concerted effort to reduce teen suicide by the Douglas County school district, sheriff’s office and community groups appears to have made a difference. Denver Post
  • A decade after Boulder’s Mapleton Elementary School closed, the building is now welcoming students again as an early childhood center. Daily Camera
  • Two new K-8 schools in St. Vrain are expecting large numbers of students to enroll. Times-Call


  • A new poll shows that most parents don’t think their students are over-tested and think the exams are a useful way to measure student and school performance. AP
  • Tennessee is the latest state to tie student test scores to teacher job security. Wall Street Journal
  • School districts in tornado-prone areas are weighing the costs of adding “safe rooms.” Wall Street Journal
  • Nearly a fifth of public schools require uniforms, up from one in eight a decade ago. USA Today
  • The affluent Darien, Connecticut school district has been accused of violating federal laws meant to protect students with disabilities. Wall Street Journal

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.