Rise & Shine: One Colorado school earns national recognition for closing achievement gap

SCHOOL CLOSURES Denver Public Schools on Friday revealed more schools that the district is recommending for closure under the first run of the new policy. Chalkbeat Colorado

And Superintendent Tom Boasberg talked about what comes next for those schools. Chalkbeat Colorado

THE EARLY YEARS A study out Monday shows “huge” economic return on investments in childcare and early education programs. Chalkbeat Colorado

JAIL A Colorado lawmaker who is this year’s House education committee, is spending two weeks in jail after trying to opt his children out of state tests, violating the terms of his divorce. Chalkbeat Colorado, Colorado Independent

SCHOOL AWARDS An elementary school in Colorado Springs is the only Title 1 school in Colorado to receive a national Blue Ribbon award for “significantly closing the achievement gap.” The Gazette

COLLEGE INTRO The Community College of Aurora is under investigation for allegedly watering down “gateway courses” to increase passing rates. KUNC

LONGER BREAK Local construction could push the start of the school year for Glenwood Springs and area schools until after Labor Day. Post Independent