• Uncertain future for building funds: Colorado schools have an estimated $13.9 billion in building needs and the special projects director for the Donnell-Kay Foundation wants to ensure they’ll get it. EdNews Colorado
  • Parent blog: School supplies cost how much? The average American family will spend nearly $700 this year on back-to-school bills. EdNews Colorado
  • Sal Khan of the Khan Academy responds to critic. Answer Sheet in Washington Post

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 7:30 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