Rise & Shine: Wind wreaks havoc on Colorado Springs-area schools

UNDER THE DOME Five big issues that got Colorado lawmakers talking at Chalkbeat’s annual legislative preview on Monday. Chalkbeat Colorado

WATCH LIST What we’re listening for at the confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, Trump’s education pick. The hearing has been rescheduled for Jan. 17. Chalkbeat

ACCOUNTABILITY Greeley-Evans School District 6 has kept its lowest state rating since 2012 despite having a record number of individual schools achieving the state’s highest rating. Greeley Tribune

MONEY MATTERS The founder of Mountain Village Montessori in Steamboat Springs will make a case Wednesday for why the public charter school should be eligible for funds from the city’s half-cent sales tax. Steamboat Pilot

WEATHER DAMAGE From no hot lunches and shattered windows, schools across the Pikes Peak region handled an onslaught of unexpected problems that blew their way during Monday’s intense windstorm. Gazette

NAMING RIGHTS Three students on the naming committee for Boulder Valley’s new Erie PK-8 school have suggested naming the school Meadowlark. Daily Camera

PRIORITIES Between major shifts in curriculum and potential school construction, 2017 is slated to be a year of significant change for the Cañon City School District. Cañon City Daily Record