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Rise & Shine: Dove Creek may become model for armed educators

COLORADO

  • Legislators cleared most of the last education bills under consideration off their plates. EdNews Colorado
  • Some schools want more students to walk or bike, but safety concerns and car culture can make it a hard sell. EdNews Colorado
  • The tiny school district in Dove Creek may become a model for other school districts looking for loopholes in state law in order to arm educators. Denver Post
  • Newsweek’s list of the top 2,000 high schools in the country included 40 Colorado schools. 9News
  • A group of parents trying to recall a group of Colorado Springs school board members failed to gather enough signatures to advance their petition. Gazette
  • The four school districts in Dolores and Montezuma counties are adding new teacher coach positions as part of their new evaluation system. Cortez Journal
  • A workshop aims to show teachers how they can use classroom gardens in their lessons. Post Independent
  • A new Global Village Academy will open in Windsor. Coloradoan

NATION

  • The vast majority of teachers in the nation’s largest school districts either saw their pay frozen or took a pay cut during the recession. New York Times
  • A small Michigan school district has run out of money to pay its teachers, but the teachers agreed to work for free until the end of the school year. HuffPo
  • The ACT is moving to computer-based testing. New York Times

OPINION

  • Commentary: Other cities, including Richmond, Virginia, are looking to Denver as a model for education and economic development. Richmond Times-Dispatch

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.

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