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Rise & Shine: Thousands could be turned away from preschool

COLORADO

  • Discussion of how to update the state’s teacher licensing system resumed again. EdNews Colorado
  • Denver’s three working farms provide thousands of pounds of produce for the district’s cafeterias. EdNews Colorado
  • Thousands of Colorado children who qualify for preschool could be turned away because the state does not have enough money to cover their enrollment in the program. Denver Post
  • A program is helping prepare teachers to work in low-income, rural parts of Colorado. Valley Courier
  • Supporters of the education tax ballot measure, who have to turn in petition signatures today, say they are confident. 9News
    Taylor Lobato was honored by school executives for her role in a state school finance lawsuit. Denver Post
  • Two fully-stocked nuclear fallout shelters from the 1960s were found under an elementary school in Watkins Glen. 9News
  • The Boulder Valley school district will serve hormone- and antibiotic-free meat in its school lunches starting this year. Daily Camera
  • A new partnership with a hospital means some St. Vrain students will receive lessons on healthy habits. Times-Call
  • A Lafayette educator is developing an app to aid the teaching of reading comprehension. Daily Camera

NATION

  • Controversy around tampering with school grades in Indiana have raised new questions about state’s A-to-F school accountability systems. Washington Post
  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told Republicans they were wrong to oppose Common Core standards. 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.

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