Rise & Shine: Wrapping up election loose strings … and telling Aurora stories

ELECTION 2017 When new members are sworn in later this month, the Denver school board will gain something it hasn’t had, to any significant degree, in two years: dissenting voices. Chalkbeat

Check out the final unofficial results for the races in Denver, Aurora, Dougco and Jeffco. Chalkbeat

Voters across Colorado approved tens of millions of local tax dollars for schools, streets and water systems. Denver Post

In Hayden, 11 voters still have a chance to swing a school bond election that ended in a tie. Steamboat Today/Craig Daily Press

Election results in Colorado foreshadow a “progressive monsoon,” according to the Denver Post editorial board.

Hey, look … The Economist reads Chalkbeat. The Economist

So does Mother Jones! Mother Jones

STORIES MATTER A new storytelling project gives voice to Aurora Public Schools’ diverse student population and helps fight the stereotype of what it means to be a student there. Aurora Sentinel

LANGUAGE LEARNERS At the Denver Language School, a charter elementary, kids in kindergarten through the second-grade are immersed in Spanish or Mandarin Chinese. Denver Post

THREE STRIKES The State Board of Education denied an appeal by a Miami-based charter operator that has ties to the rapper Pitbull and was twice rejected by Denver Public Schools. Patch

RATING DISTRICTS Colorado issued district quality rating this week, as Chalkbeat reported, and the Pueblo County district’s rating held steady for the third straight year. Pueblo Chieftain

SHADES OF GRAY Jeffco Superintendent Jason Glass says framing debates in public education as “for or against” charter schools or district-run neighborhood schools oversimplifies things. CBS4

TAPPING VETS A Colorado native is heading up a new initiative at New York’s Success Academy charter school network putting military veterans to work in a number of roles. New York Post