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Rise and Shine: How a moose inspired a third-grade civics lesson

HOW I TEACH A third-grade teacher at Cottonwood Plains Elementary School in the Thompson district tells us about the most rewarding lesson she’s ever taught, and it involves the thought-provoking tale of a wrongly-accused moose. Chalkbeat

THE OVER UNDER School segregation affects whether a black student gets labeled as having a disability. Here’s why. Chalkbeat

SEGREGATION STILL STANDS Segregation in U.S. schools remains a prevalent issue, 65 years after the Supreme Court outlawed it. The 74 Million

ADDED FUNDING The Douglas County Commission has voted to allocate millions more toward school safety in the wake of a tragic school shooting, but the county’s school district is frustrated with some portions of the plan. Find out why. FOX 31

UPCOMING U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is expected to visit Colorado Springs next month to honor an organization that supports school choice. Gazette

I VOTED DELUXE Thanks to the creativity of an elementary school student, voters in Adams County will receive new-and-improved “I voted” stickers after casting ballots in the next election. CBS 4

ROUND OF APPLAUSE A public school in northeast Denver has just received national recognition for its college preparation efforts. CBS 4

TOO CUTE While Colorado students represented the state proudly in the Scripps National Spelling Bee just outside Washington, D.C., some words sparked some giggles among the crowd and competitors alike. Find out which word gave a Denver speller a particularly good laugh. The Denver Post



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