Rise & Shine: How one teacher lets students take more control of teaching

Good morning.

In an essay last month, Chalkbeat CEO and editor in chief Elizabeth Green outlined her conclusions after more than a decade of reporting about charter school networks, and more specifically the Success Academy network in New York City.  Chalkbeat invited readers to share their own take on the essay and the conclusions in a post below.

Today's news roundup also includes a story about cellphones in class, the upcoming school choice week and a story about one teacher's take on including student voices in his direction for teaching.

— Yesenia Robles, reporter

DACA STATUS As Washington decides their fate, ‘Dreamers’ preparing for college are stuck in limbo. Chalkbeat

MANY VOICES Read some further discussion readers wanted to have after Elizabeth Green’s article on the promise and perils of charter school networks. Chalkbeat

DIRECTION Should students have a say in teaching? Colorado Public Radio

DIGITAL DEVICES Students at one Durango school are not allowed to have cellphones, while most other Colorado schools look for compromise on cellphones in class. Denver Post

CHOICE Gov. John Hickenlooper declares next week as school choice week. Fox21

A Colorado Springs counselor, author and parenting expert will give a free training during a dinner to celebrate school choice week. Gazette