Rise & Shine: Jared Polis joins race for Colorado governor

STANDARDS About 180 Colorado educators, parents and community members are participating in committees to review the state’s standards. Chalkbeat Colorado

AND ANOTHER ONE Jared Polis, a former Colorado State Board member and founder of the New America schools, is joining the race for governor. Denver Post

SCHOOL CLOSURES The Thompson School board has to cut $4 million from its budget and is considering closing schools, redrawing boundaries or laying off staff. Reporter Herald

BUDGET INPUT The Pueblo district received some criticism about how thy asked for public comment about next year’s budget. Pueblo Chieftain

SUMMER ACTIVITY The city of Thornton is working with the Adams 12 school district to offer sports and activities in areas “underserved in terms of recreation.” Denver Post

SCIENTIST A legally blind student at CU Boulder battled early discouragement to pursue a passion for science and is now helping other blind students do the same. Denver Post