Rise & Shine: Names of Jeffco teachers who called in sick en masse to be released

BIG WIG U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King was in Colorado Monday to laud the state’s efforts to raise child care quality. Chalkbeat Colorado, Denver Post

LIVING LEGEND On the occasion of King’s visit, a Q&A with longtime early educator Anna Jo Haynes: “We must make sure that parents become advocates for their children.” Chalkbeat Colorado

CHANGE OF ADDRESS Why a member of the Colorado State Board of Education has moved back in with her parents. Chalkbeat Colorado

THE WHOLE TRUTH A private investigator hired by Aurora Public Schools has confirmed what many suspected about school board member Eric Nelson’s resume. Chalkbeat Colorado, Aurora Sentinel

NAMING NAMES The names of Jefferson County teachers who called in sick over two days in September 2014 will finally be released. Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition, CBS4

OPINION Denver Public Schools Superintendent Tom Boasberg as the next U.S. education secretary? A former assistant secretary for communications and outreach in the U.S. Department of Education thinks it’s a possibility. The 74

THE TOMORROW MAKERS How a Commerce City elementary school paraprofessional turned an after-school project into an epic filmmaking adventure. Westword

PAY RAISE After hearing complaints about low pay for substitute teachers, the Boulder Valley School District is providing a small increase from $94.50 to $100 per day. Daily Camera

NOW ENROLLING Meet Arts Immersion, a tuition-free public school that allows kids in grades 6-12 to study traditional academics online while immersing themselves in the arts. Gazette

MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN SCHOOLS The Douglas Country school board approved a policy that allows medical marijuana to be administered in schools, thanks in large part to a local mother who didn’t give up. Douglas County News-Press

IN THE MIDDLE The personal finance website WalletHub ranks Colorado’s education system 23rd in the country. The Denver Channel