Rise & Shine: Schools get money to boost enrollment in AP classes

ADJUSTMENTS Denver Public Schools is lowering the bard for one measure in the school performance framework after realizing 45 percent of schools would have dropped a level in their ratings. Chalkbeat Colorado

VACANCY FILLED The Adams 14 school board appointed a new member to fill a board vacancy. Chalkbeat Colorado

SCHOOL FINANCE The state’s funding of education didn’t change as much as it did in other states after the recession, according to one report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Chalkbeat Colorado

TESTING The director of assessment for Colorado Springs District 11 talks about why there are so many opt-outs and his belief that there are better tests. Chalkbeat Colorado

IN PROTEST At least six teachers were fired from one Jeffco charter school and all but one of the board members resigned.  Denver PostCanyon Courier, 9News, Channel 7

ELECTIONS About $40 million of the $250 million bond request that Cherry Creek School District placed on the ballot, would be used to build a new academy centralizing and updating career technical education. Aurora Sentinel

DIVERSITY Several schools in the Colorado Springs area received grants to help make Advanced Placement classes more attractive to more students. Gazette

LEADERSHIP Two students from Washington Elementary spoke to correctional staff about leadership habits. Daily Record