COLORADO

  •  The early dismissal of East High School because of a reported gang threat highlights the complex calculus that school officials use to make safety decisions. EdNews
  • St. Vrain students returned to class on Wednesday, though transportation to and from school was sometimes tricky. Times-Call
  • Doug Benevento, who is running for re-election to the Dougco school board, says the district should look for more efficiencies. Our Colorado News
  • Proponents of Amendment 66 are touring the state, pitching the tax increase to voters. Vail Daily
  • Centennial is using art education programs to help prepare preschoolers for school. Denver Post
  • The Little Shop of Physics is a traveling science programs that brings opportunities to experiment to students. Fort Morgan Times

NATION

  • Delaware is trying to encourage high-achieving, low-income students to go to college by giving them application fee waivers. New York Times
  •  New Jersey is considering setting a GPA minimum requirement for all aspiring teachers. AP
  • Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is recruiting national Republican leaders to show support for the state’s embattled voucher program. MSNBC

 

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.