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Rise & Shine: Head Start tries to track down 27 million alumni


  • Conservative Board of Regents member James Geddes has filed paperwork for a candidacy in the Douglas County school board race. EdNews EdWire
  • Denver Mayor Michael Hancock will lead an education reform task force for the U.S. Conference of Mayors. EdNews EdWire
  • Thursday was the first day of school for students of nine northeast Denver schools. EdNews EdWire
  • A group of parents in Teller County is beginning to organize against the implementation of Common Core standards. Gazette
  • Douglas County’s director of educational technology earned international recognition when she was invited to speak at a conference. Our Colorado News
  • A camp is teaching teenage girls in Boulder to launch their own e-commerce sites. Daily Camera
  • A St. Vrain middle school has been renovated to meet the needs of modern students while retaining a sense of the school’s history. Times-Call


  • Philadelphia’s superintendent said the district can’t open on time unless it receives $50 million from the city. Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Head Start is trying to track down its 27 million alumni. Washington Post
  • Most of New York City’s mayoral candidates have yet to articulate a vision for public schools. New York Times

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.