COLORADO

  • Boulder Valley schools’ online learning director has been accused of stealing from the district to fund his own start-up. Daily Camera
  • Denver Public Schools has sped an effort to open a new preschool in southwest Denver. 9News
  • The Douglas County Republican Party is continuing its practice of interviewing and endorsing school board candidates, despite criticisms from some who believe the elections should be outside of party politics. Our Colorado News
  • Gov. John Hickenlooper appointed some familiar faces to education-related boards. EdNews Colorado 
  • A floating technology teacher in a Douglas County elementary school is changing the way some subjects are taught. Our Colorado News

NATION

  • Most school districts have avoided sequestration-driven teacher layoffs. Politics K-12
  • A compromise deal on student loan interest rates is headed to a final vote in Congress. AP via Denver Post
  • Even at elite colleges with large endowments, access to financial aid can be hard to get for low-income students. New York Times 
  • A private group is trying to improve education in India through more teacher training. 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.