Rise & Shine: Douglas County case over special education gets day in court

PUBLIC PRESSURE Parents and teachers at a Denver elementary school pressed the city’s school board to swiftly reconsider its decision to shutter the school after years of poor performance. Chalkbeat

AGENDA Gov. John Hickenlooper reasserted his support for continuing standardized testing in the ninth grade but did not indicate whether he would support dropping the existing tests to better align with those given to other high school students. Chalkbeat

COURT DATE A dispute over the education of an autistic student from Colorado will get a hearing before the U.S. Supreme Court in a case that could impact how parents and public schools nationwide teach children with special needs. Denver Post

HOW I TEACH  Why a special education teacher — and Sherlock Holmes fan — encourages students to be inquisitive. Chalkbeat

FIRST PERSON  What a refugee student from Iraq taught me about reaching newcomers. Chalkbeat

RETHINKING SERVICES Denver City Council could begin spreading $14.5 million in tax dollars to a variety of agencies that help children with disabilities rather than give it all to one group. Denver Post

COLORADO GENIUS A Longmont student who participated in a select national math competition discusses the contest. 9News

A SCHOOL BY ANOTHER NAME The Boulder school board has approved the name for a new combined elementary and middle school: Meadowlark. Daily Camera 

WEATHER WATCH Strong winds in El Paso County disrupted the school day and damaged some school buildings. Gazettte, FOX 21