COLORADO

  • Denver’s school board approved a boundary change for the Denver Green and Lowry schools last night. The new boundaries, which do not include a lower-income neighborhood,  reflect concerns raised by some parents in a more affluent subdivision. EdNews Colorado
  • Three new members for Denver’s board will be sworn in tonight at 4 p.m. EdNews Colorado 
  • Students and parents at a Pueblo high school raised concerns about a teacher who resigned earlier this month over a sexting scandal. Pueblo ChieftainKRDO
  • The teacher was placed on paid leave three days after police notified the district they concluded their investigating Oct. 28. She resigned Nov. 7. Pueblo Chieftain 
  • And just north of Pueblo, another teacher finds himself arrested for alleged sexual assault. Gazette 
  • Boulder parents say they’ve collected enough signatures to launch a recall of two board members after they dismissed Noelle Roni, a popular principal. Daily Camera 
  • Two Poudre School  employees claim district employees asked them to join a pyramid scheme to raise money for the Northern Colorado system. Coloradoan 

NATION

  • Chicago Public Schools is planning to take care of overcrowding at low-income elementary schools with charter schools, meanwhile a Lincoln Park school is getting a $20 million annex. Chicago Tribune 
  • A 57-page report released Thursday says New York’s new mayor has a lot of work to do in the education sector. Gotham Schools
  • Here’s everything you need to know about state school takeovers in Indiana. Chalkbeat Indiana 

OPINION

  • Duncan dustup allows an important opportunity to assess the nuanced realities of what test scores can, and cannot, tell us about schools. HuffPost
  • One man’s advice to faith-based education system: I’m sorry to say we cannot scold and lecture our way to victory. Education Next

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.