Rise & Shine: New details revealed about Boulder superintendent firing

SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY Concerns have arisen that Colorado’s efforts to improve its most persistently struggling schools and school districts may not be drastic enough. Chalkbeat

DEVOS TO VISIT COLORADO U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is coming to Denver for a meeting of the conservative group ALEC — and protesters are ready. Chalkbeat

PARENTING TIPS Who is that giving advice to parents of young children? Why, it’s a lead singer of the Flobots. Chalkbeat

SUPERINTENDENT FIRING New details about why the Boulder Valley school board fired former superintendent Bruce Messinger involve complaints against him by a high-level district administrator. Boulder Weekly

FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY As Chalkbeat previously reported, a new state website provides an accounting of how much Colorado K-12 schools and school districts spend on students and teachers and what’s been collected in grants and donations. Denver Post

LEGAL COSTS Poudre School District’s ongoing court battle over its $375 million bond has cost more than $265,000 in legal fees, according to public records requests. Coloradoan

MEGA REUNION Longmont High School has been graduating students since 1901 and every single one of them is invited to the second ever All Longmont High School reunion later this month. Longmont Times-Call

SCHOOL LUNCH POLICY Aurora Public Schools’ policy is that no matter how long a student’s lunch account is in the negative, he or she receives the same meal as every other student. Aurora Sentinel

SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION “At our elementary and preschool school, we have noticed an increased number of parents showing up at school, high.” Journal-Advocate