Rise & Shine: Colorado colleges reassure students who may want to peacefully protest

Welcome to the start of a new week.

One of Friday's stories you might have missed is about students at George Washington High School in Denver who say they feel they weren't heard when they participated in a principal search process. It's a common complaint that DPS is often navigating.

Also, an overview of how a recent board discussion among new Aurora's school board members turned from the budget priorities to a heated discussion on the impact of charter schools and what the community wants.

Also in today's news roundup below, a story about Colorado's pension investment in gun stocks, a story about Colorado's law allowing victims of school violence to sue districts, and a story about college admissions.

— Yesenia Robles, reporter


STUDENT VOICE George Washington High School students said they were left feeling like their voices were ignored when DPS hired a principal that wasn’t the one they wanted. Chalkbeat

DEBATING PRIORITIES An Aurora school board conversation on the budget turned into a heated discussion about the impact of charter schools, how new board members got elected, and what that says about what the community wants. Chalkbeat

TAKING STOCK Colorado’s teachers union isn’t planning to purge gun stocks from PERA fund. Denver Post

ADMISSIONS Colorado colleges are reassuring students that they will not face negative impacts when trying to get into college if they have protested peacefully, even if they are punished for it. CBS 4

REASONABLE CARE Colorado is one of few states where victims of school violence can sue school districts, but officials say the new law is still confusing. Gazette

ARMED Arming teachers isn’t new in Colorado — one Colorado Springs area district allows teachers to be armed, but will not say how many might be. Gazette