Rise & Shine: Denver students surprised by free laptops, thanks to bond passage

FEELING BLUE A new education-focused philanthropic collaborative, Blue School Partners, is aiming to launch this fall and act as Denver’s “education quarterback.” Chalkbeat

COLLEGE PREP A mentoring program in Jeffco is trying to make sure low-income students who’ve been accepted to college follow through. Chalkbeat

CHOICE FOR MOST A Chalkbeat investigation found that in Indiana’s voucher system, about $16 million in public funds went to 27 schools last year that publicly share policies stating or suggesting that LGBT students are not welcome. Chalkbeat

A CHALKBEAT EXPLAINER When is it legal for private schools to say no to admitting certain students? Chalkbeat

TECH EQUITY Denver Public Schools students from 14 schools are receiving free laptops paid for by last November’s bond. 9News

TWO CENTS The president and CEO of the Vail Valley’s chamber of commerce advocates for apprenticeships to help solve the state’s workforce challenges. Vail Daily