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Rise & Shine: Response to Arapahoe HS shooting reveals safety advances, issues


  • The 17-year-old student who was shot at Arapahoe High School on Friday remains in a coma, as her schoolmates struggle to come to terms with the incident. Denver Post
  • The motive of the 18-year-old shooter remains murky but involved a dispute with the school’s debate coach. Denver Post
  • The response to the shooting reveals advances in school safety since Columbine but still highlights the tension between keeping students safe and creating a good learning environment. Denver Post
  • Students and Arapahoe’s school resource officer describe what it was like to be inside the school. Denver Post
  • The Arapahoe shooting was the third school shooting in Colorado since Columbine. Denver Channel
  • As schools transition to digital textbooks, some students without home computer access are facing challenges. Denver Post
  • A task force examining Colorado’s high rates of vaccine opt-outs recommends mandating education before allowing the waivers. EdWeek
  • Look up your school’s state rating for this year in our searchable database. EdNews Colorado
  • Gov. John Hickenlooper’s nominees to the state’s 10 boards of college trustees includes the owner of the Colorado Rockies. EdNews Colorado


  • Community colleges are increasingly encouraging students to choose on academic path at the outset. Wall Street Journal
  • And a group of colleges across the country are trying to make it easier for community college students to transfer. New York Times
  • About three dozen New York districts have opted out of using inBloom, saying the state hasn’t addressed their concerns. AP via New York Post


  • The Denver Post notes that while school violence is decreasing, that’s little consolation to those individually affected by attacks like the one at Arapahoe High School.
  • Two Fort Collins parents argue that Poudre School District students won’t benefit from the Common Core. Coloradoan

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