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Rise & Shine: Douglas County schools have fewer police per students than other metro area districts


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NO IMPACT The College Board tried a simple, cheap, research-backed way to push low-income kids into better colleges. New results show it didn’t work. Chalkbeat

LAWMAKERS A 68-year-old school psychologist was selected to fill the seat of a Greeley representative who resigned. She says her priorities are mental health and school safety. Greeley Tribune, Denver Post

SAFETY The Douglas County School District has fewer police officers on its middle and high school campuses as compared to student population than any other district in the metro area. Denver has the next highest ratio. Denver Post

SCHOOL SHOOTINGS The Colorado General Assembly has again created a school safety committee in the wake of a school shooting, but the last one met for 14 months, and was dropped before it recommended any legislation. Denver Post

‘NOT A SAFE SPACE ‘ A substitute teacher in Denver who was recorded on camera placing a student in a chokehold in mid-May says teachers are fearful of disciplining students. ABC 7

TRANSPORTATION Reversing an earlier decision, Englewood schools will continue a bus route for an elementary school at least one more year. It’s the only elementary in the district that has bus service for students living in the school’s boundary. Englewood Herald

VOICES Three STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting survivors and three students from other Denver metro area schools sat down last week to talk with Colorado Public Radio about mental health, social media, surviving a shooting and more. Colorado Public Radio

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