COLORADO

  • The main committee supporting a $950 million tax increase for education topped doubled their fundraising take in the last two-week reporting period. EdNews Colorado 
  • Stand for Children released its Denver school board endorsements; here’s a running lists of important endorsements candidates have received so far. EdNews Colorado
  • As floodwaters recede, schools are scrambling to assess the logistics of cleanup and returning to class. Denver Post
  • Most schools in St. Vrain will be ready to open on Thursday, but Lyons students may have to wait until next week. Times-Call
  • Students in Lyons’ schools organized a party for families to relax following the flooding. Times-Call

NATION

  • States are taking increasingly strong efforts to combat chronic absenteeism. USA Today 
  • Illinois is rewriting its accountability formula for schools after many students failed state tests. Chicago Tribune

OPINION

  • Two researchers at the American Enterprise Institute say the most important election in K-12 education in America may be the school board race in Douglas County. National Review 

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.