Rise & Shine: Pueblo education advocates to meet with state

LISTEN FIRST Denver Public Schools will host a series of community forums to discuss a report that found black teachers in the state’s largest school district feel isolated and disenfranchised. Chalkbeat

CRITICAL SITUATION A new coalition of education advocates in Pueblo is hosting the Colorado Department of Education to discuss the future of the city’s struggling schools. Pueblo Chieftain

POT IN SCHOOLS Colorado school districts are wrestling with a new law that allows students with a valid prescription to get medical marijuana treatments on school property with or without help from a school nurse. Denver Post

BATHROOM MATTERS School districts in Colorado Springs will continue to follow state law and make bathroom accommodations for transgender students, despite a court ruling temporarily staying federal guidance on the matter. KKTV

BACK TO SCHOOL Denver students returned to school on Monday, and Superintendent Tom Boasberg discussed the district’s new efforts to improve education. 9News

Meanwhile, The Denver Police Department is stepping up its patrol of neighborhoods where schools are located. KDVR

GOING ALONE Schools remaining in a rural co-op won’t be hurt by the forthcoming departure of the Durango school district, said the Montezuma-Cortez superintendent. The Journal

SCHOOL VISITORS A group of Chinese students is visiting a Longmont high school this year.  Daily Camera

RIP Legendary Colorado educator Roscoe Davidson, described as “selfless” and harboring “endless compassion” for children, died Sunday morning. Denver Post