Rise & Shine: Colorado wants to pioneer next-gen states, but wait …

SCREEN TIME Five Colorado teachers who attended this week’s big edtech conference in Denver share their experiences, illustrating the benefits and limitations of using technology to help students learn. Chalkbeat Colorado

D-S-S-D-S-S-T Five stories you should read about Denver charter school network DSST and chief executive Bill Kurtz, who was inducted this week into the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools’ Hall of Fame. Chalkbeat Colorado

LOS REGISTROS DE VACUNACION – EN ESPANOL Our searchable database of immunization rates in Colorado’s 30 largest school districts, with the introduction translated into Spanish. Chalkbeat Colorado

SPEAKING OF VACCINATIONS … The Fort Collins newspaper used our database to highlight high immunization rates in the Poudre district. (Hey, other newspapers … You should do this, too.) Coloradoan

TESTING TESTING Colorado is near the front of the line of states eager to pioneer the next generation of assessments, a door opened by the nation’s new federal K-12 education law. Education Week

CLOSING TIME The closure of a prison in southeastern Colorado will have ripple effects that will be felt in the community’s schools. Denver Post, Cañon City Daily Record

GROUND BROKEN Falcon District 49 is getting a new charter high school, and the name should be familiar. KKTV

MOVERS AND SHAKERS The University of Colorado Denver business school has a new dean. Denver Business Journal