Rise & Shine: A bill to arm teachers in schools moves forward

EQUITY IN CLOSURES More than 60 percent of the students that could be affected if the Jeffco school board approves a plan to close five schools are low-income. Chalkbeat Colorado

ROLLOUT Denver’s plan for closing low-performing schools was supposed to make the process more transparent and fact-based, but for affected families it wasn’t any less upsetting. Chalkbeat Colorado 

PRESSURE ON GARDNER Teachers, parents and education advocates have been asking U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner to reject Betsy DeVos for education secretary. Chalkbeat Colorado

The pressure continued on Saturday when more than a hundred people gathered outside Gardner’s office to protest. CBS, Denver Post, KDVR 

MORE ON DEVOS If you still need to learn about Betsy DeVos before today’s potential vote, here’s the recap of her confirmation hearing a few weeks ago. Chalkbeat 

And Chalkbeat’s Daily DeVos includes her appearance this weekend on Saturday Night Live in case you missed that. Chalkbeat

ARMED TEACHERS A bill that would allow a trained school employee to carry a legal concealed weapon in school advanced on Friday. Denver Post, The Gazette