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Rise & Shine: Skepticism of NRA school plan


  • The House will take up the proposed $20.5 billion state budget, which includes increases for schools. The Coloradoan
  • Gov. John Hickenlooper expressed skepticism over the NRA’s school safety plan. Politico
  • Douglas County School Board President John Carson says he was encouraged by the Indiana Supreme Court’s ruling that upheld that state’s voucher program. Our Colorado News
  • The Douglas County school district says it’s not responsible for a phone survey that has been asking residents their opinions on school issues. Our Colorado News
  • Poudre School District’s board members interviewed applicants to fill its vacant seat. The Colorodoan


  • Schools are increasingly offering “restorative justice” programs as alternatives to zero tolerance discipline policies. New York Times
  • The head of Chicago Public Schools defended the district’s plans to close schools against charges of racism. Chicago Tribune
  • A parent-trigger collaboration in Los Angeles means that the district is still running a school that parents sought to take over. L.A. Times
  • Texas is trying to scale back the number of exams students must pass in order to graduate. EdWeek


  • Commentary: CU-Boulder sorely needs its new Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Studies position. Denver Post
  • Commentary: Whether charter schools are serving enough students with special needs is a complicated question. EdWeek

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