Rise & Shine: Douglas County school board ends voucher program

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And now, onto the news: The big story out of Douglas County last night was the school board's unanimous decision to end the district's controversial private school voucher program, a blow to conservative education reform advocates and voucher supporters in Colorado and across the country. Nic Garcia has that story.

Also, reporter Melanie Asmar explains why Denver Public Schools' system for rating schools has drawn criticism from people on all sides of the education policy debate.

Have a great day!

—Ann Schimke, community editor

NOPE The Douglas County school board voted Monday to end a controversial private school voucher program and directed the school district to end a long-running legal battle that reached the nation’s highest court. Chalkbeat, Gazette, AP via CPR, FOX31CBS4

QUALITY QUESTION Denver Public Schools’ increasingly complex system for rating schools is facing criticism this year from leaders and advocates on different sides of the education policy debate. Chalkbeat

TAX BILL TALK The fine print in the tax bill passed by the U.S. Senate last weekend spells out potential changes for educators, families and their schools. Chalkbeat

CODING KIDS Students in the St. Vrain Valley and the Boulder Valley districts are participating in national Computer Science Education Week. Times-Call