Rise & Shine: Colorado students witness the solar eclipse

SEIZING THE MOMENT Gubernatorial candidate Michael Johnston sent his son Emmett back to school yesterday, releasing a video message in which he called for increased public education funding. Chalkbeat

TAKING THE PLEDGE U.S. Representative Jared Polis, another candidate for governor in 2018, aired a new commercial yesterday pledging to expand full-day kindergarten and provide tuition-free preschool for Colorado families. Chalkbeat

HOW I TEACH For this Colorado educator, teaching is a form of social justice. Chalkbeat

OUT OF THIS WORLD Students and staff at Westminster’s M. Scott Carpenter Middle School took some time to view and learn about yesterday’s total solar eclipse. The school is named for the Boulder-born astronaut who became the second American to orbit the earth. Chalkbeat

ECLIPSE ACCESSIBILITY Students at the Colorado School for the Blind used a special application developed by NASA and the Smithsonian Institution to experience Monday’s eclipse. The Gazette

MORE ECLIPSE Schools throughout the state celebrate the celestial event. Denver Post, The Gazette, Daily Camera/Times Call, Greeley Tribune