COLORADO

  • A new summer program in Denver aims to provide elementary students with STEM skills and engineer role models. EdNews Colorado 
  • Former Congressman and future gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo challenged Gov. John Hickenlooper to a debate over the education tax measure. Denver Post
  • A former District 38 teacher has announced his candidacy for a Douglas County school board seat. Our Colorado News
  • All Denver preschool students, regardless of family income, can receive financial support through the Denver Preschool Program. 9News
  • Elbert County schools are looking for host families for its high school exchange students. Our Colorado News
  • Volunteers and community groups are helping students in Poudre schools get needed supplies. Coloradoan
  • The Colorado League of Charter Schools gave the Douglas County school district an award for supporting charters. Our Colorado News

NATION

  • Indiana is the latest state to withdraw from a common standards-aligned testing consortium. EdWeek
  • But supporters of the Common Core downplayed defections. Washington Post
  • Louisiana will start a new program this fall that lets high school students take classes from private vendors. Politico
  • The nation’s first black public high school could serve as a model for city schools today. NPR

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 [email protected]