COLORADO

  • In his first big move as superintendent of Aurora, Rico Munn has hired Denver’s head of principal training as his chief academic officer. EdNews Colorado 
  • Many schools around the state are closed today because of flash flooding. 9News
  • Gubernatorial candidate Greg Brophy says that hiring the right teachers, not raising taxes, is the best way to fix education. Durango Herald
  • James Geddes, a current University of Colorado Regent, is running for school board in Douglas County. Our Colorado News
  • Manitou elementary students are using Skype to connect with video learning tools around the country. Gazette

NATION

  • A new report charges that Race to the Top was largely a failure at improving student outcomes. Politico
  • Despite an Obama administration threat to withhold federal dollars, California is moving to discard its standardized testing program. Wall Street Journal

OPINION

  • The president of Latinos for Education Reform argues that Denver’s pace of closing the achievement gap between white and Hispanic students is too slow. Denver 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 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.