Rise & Shine: Denver schools chief backs community group’s school restart choice

RESTART The Denver Public Schools superintendent is backing a community group’s recommendation that leaders of McGlone Academy, a once-struggling school that has shown improvement, take over nearby Amesse Elementary School. Chalkbeat

BIG LIFT Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, the latest Democrat to enter the 2018 governor’s race, faces an uphill battle in fulfilling one of his campaign promises: providing free preschool and full-day kindergarten to all Colorado kids. Chalkbeat

FAREWELL Denver Public Schools Chief of Staff Eddie Koen will leave his position in September to take a job with Mile High United Way. Chalkbeat

MEASURING CHARTERS A new study from a Stanford-based research group found that certain charter school networks, including some with schools in Denver, had a positive impact on students. Chalkbeat

INVESTING EARLY A new paper suggests that children who attend well-funded schools after attending Head Start see greater long-term benefits than counterparts who attend schools with below average funding after attending Head Start. Chalkbeat 

SEARCHING FOR TEACHERS Many Colorado districts, especially rural ones, have trouble finding enough teachers to staff their classrooms. KUNC

But the Cañon City School District had one victory on that front this school year — all but one of the teachers it hired last year plan to stay employed by the district. Daily Record

CAREER READY A new pilot program in Denver Public Schools allows student to pick a career path and work directly with employers while earning high school credit. Denver Business Journal

ANOTHER TRY The Colorado Springs 11 district may put another tax measure on the ballot this fall after voters rejected two such measures last November. The Gazette

MONEY MATTERS With plans in the works for a tax measure on the November ballot, the Greeley-Evans District 6 school board approved its budget Monday. The Tribune