Rise & Shine

Rise & Shine: Your guide to the education debate in the 2020 presidential race

Good morning!

I enjoyed meeting many of you at the Summer Social last week, thanks again for attending, and for reading Chalkbeat!

In education news this morning, I'm sending out our cheat sheet to the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate's positions on education issues. We will continue to update it as the candidates continue to campaign. For some supplemental reading, check out The 74 Million's look at the pertinent education issues coming up along the campaign trail.

Locally, teachers are planning to protest U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos's visit to Colorado Springs today. That and more are in your education news roundup below. Hope you have a great Wednesday!

– Kati Weis, Chalkbeat Colorado intern


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CHEAT SHEET We’ve collected what we know about each Democratic candidate’s stance on education issues and supplemented it with links if you’d like to learn more. Chalkbeat

THE ISSUES Here are five ways education issues may be talking points at the next debates. The 74 Million

SCHOOL SURVEILLANCE In response to concerns about mass shootings, some schools are beginning to use hidden microphones in classrooms to detect when heated situations are developing. ProPublica put them to the test. ProPublica

DEVOS VISIT U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos plans to attend an invitation-only event in Colorado Springs today. The Gazette

PROTESTING DEVOS More than 100 educators are expected to protest DeVos’s visit, mainly because of her support for charter schools and plans to cut federal education funding. The Gazette

LAWSUIT FILED A family is suing Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health in Westminster after their son with special needs was struck and killed by a drunk driver. The lawsuit claims Devereux knew of Potter’s need for constant close monitoring and supervision, but failed to do so. FOX 31

ROUND OF APPLAUSE Twenty-nine volunteers in Greeley-Evans School District 6 have qualified to receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award. Greeley Tribune