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Rise & Shine: Stocking classrooms with books, pencils — and lockdown supplies


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NEW NORMAL A Jeffco teacher was taken aback by some of the supplies she was given during a routine back-to-school training. Chalkbeat

LEGALESE Federal law requires that parents of students with disabilities receive a special document meant to inform them of their rights. In practice, it’s unreadable and intimidating, says this early childhood special education teacher. Chalkbeat

NO MORE TIME As in much of the state, Aurora Central High School’s average SAT scores dropped this year — but the consequences of that decline could turn out to be particularly heavy. Chalkbeat

SURVEY SAYS Striking teachers have been successful at drumming up support for a raise, a new national poll suggests. Chalkbeat

LOOKING TO UTAH State lawmakers and experts are looking at ways to link the state’s Safe2Tell reporting system and the Colorado Crisis Line to improve services. Colorado Sun

SWEATY Monday was the first day of class for 95,000 Denver Public Schools students, and it was also a scorchingly hot day with a record-breaking high of 98 degrees. CPR, Denver Channel

AND CROWDED Some Denver classrooms were jam-packed Monday on the first day of school. Westword

HIGH SCORE For the second year in a row, the incoming senior class at Liberty Common High School in Fort Collins posted the highest mean SAT score in the state, according to 2019 results released by the Colorado Department of Education. Coloradoan

PREVENTION As part of a suicide prevention effort, a researcher will spend time with Mesa County youth over the next year to see how they seek help when they need it and how they provide help to peers. The Daily Sentinel

CLOSE CALL A young teen walking home from school in Broomfield foiled a kidnapping attempt Monday, running to safety, police said. Denver Post

SAFETY UPGRADE As the school year starts in Pueblo’s District 60, all schools will have a new communication equipment that will make it easier for district officials to talk to first responders quickly in the event of an emergency. KOAA 

TRAINING DAY A student journalist describes a school safety briefing at a special facility designed to simulate active shooter incidents. ColoradoKids

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