Rise & Shine: A race for a seat on state board of education remains undecided and it matters

EQUITY Denver Public Schools rolled out a new gauge of how schools are performing meant to look at how they teach underserved populations. Chalkbeat Colorado

TEACHING SHORTAGE A group of superintendents at an annual gathering Wednesday said teachers need to be treated with more respect if they can’t get paid more, before they leave the profession. Chalkbeat Colorado

TOP ROLE Adams 14 has named three finalists to take over Adams City High School and is asking for input at a Thursday night meeting. Chalkbeat Colorado

STILL UNDECIDED The direction of state board politics, which has an effect on the direction of education in the state, hangs in the balance of one race that still hasn’t been called. Colorado Independent

MORE PROTESTS St. Vrain Valley students protested Tuesday saying they wanted to show they will not tolerate hate at their school and the district said parents can excuse their absence. Times-Call

COLLEGE VOICE College students in Denver and in Boulder also protested asking that their college campuses — in Auraria and at CU-Boulder — become sanctuary locations for undocumented students. Denver Post, Times-Call

In Greeley, students at the University of Northern Colorado protested asking for the resignation of their school president, who they say hasn’t responded strongly enough against racist incidents at the school. Greeley Tribune

TRICKY ROADS The Durango School District 9-R is now preventing district buses from driving over Red Mountain Pass anytime of year, not just during bad weather. Durango Herald