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Rise & Shine: New Douglas County school board members sworn in

Good morning and welcome to Wednesday!

Today's roundup is short and sweet. To kick things off, there was on Tuesday in Aurora a peaceful transition of power. Our Yesenia Robles was there to see the four new board members elected to leadership positions with unanimous support.

There's more below. We'll see you back Thursday. — Nic Garcia, deputy bureau chief

TRANSITION OF POWER Four new members of the Aurora school board took their seats Tuesday, beginning a new and uncertain period for a school district in the midst of myriad efforts to boost student achievement. Chalkbeat

Four new Douglas County School Board directors were sworn in Tuesday night, effectively ending an era of controversial decisions and policies including a divisive school voucher program. Denver Post

PERSONNEL FILE Here’s a close look at the eight people helping Education Commissioner Katy Anthes in her first year on the job. Chalkbeat

CHANGE OF MIND A southeast Colorado man elected to a school board despite spending more than a decade in prison for murder says he won’t accept the post because his family has received threats. AP via Denver Post

GIVING BACK Students at an Aurora high school will travel to Texas Sunday to help families rebuild homes destroyed by Hurricane Harvey. 9News

RIP An El Paso County school community mourned the loss of a popular middle school principal at a memorial service. Gazette