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Rise & Shine: Civil rights groups’ safety plan


  • Ahead of floor debate on a proposed school finance bill, key Senators are hammering out details of amendments to the plan. EdNews Colorado
  • With a proposed amendment, the school finance plan would boost funding for Boulder and other affluent schools districts but also cost more. Daily Camera
  • Democrats in the Senate also approved a budget with funding increases for schools and higher education. Denver Post
  • The Colorado Department of Education is continuing its investigation into alleged violations committed on standardized tests. Conejos County Citizen


  • North Carolina lawmakers have unveiled a school safety plan, which say is the nation’s most comprehensive, that would add more school safety officers and install panic alarms in every classroom. News and Observer
  • A coalition of civil rights groups unveiled a school safety proposal that emphasizes positive school climates over the addition of more armed employees. EdWeek
  • A group of Connecticut schools is following the lead of some schools in Colorado and elsewhere and adopting a “mastery-based” model for high school graduation. New Haven Independent via HuffPo
  • The governor of New Jersey announced his takeover plan for schools in Camden. Wall Street Journal


  • Commentary: Schools should look past simple measures like salary towards a broader view of teacher and school needs in order to retain teachers. EdWeek

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