Rise & Shine: Lawmakers finalizing budget with an increase to negative factor

AURORA REFORMS An update to a 2015 report calling on the district to improve education, shows not much has changed. Chalkbeat Colorado, Denver Post

SPECIAL EDUCATION Students with learning disabilities are due “appropriately ambitious” education plans, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Wednesday. Chalkbeat Colorado, Denver PostAP via Denver Post, Education Week

BUDGET State lawmakers finalizing the budget late Wednesday decided to cut $75 million from education and increase the negative factor. Denver Post

MULTI-GENERATIONAL Seniors in Parker are spending time visiting an early childhood center as part of a new program. Denver Post

AFTER SCHOOL A Denver woman said her child was left alone in the school playground after school this week. 7News

GUNS IN SCHOOLS Supporters and opponents spoke at a hearing at the Capitol Wednesday for a bill that would allow school employees to carry concealed weapons in schools. Denver Post