Rise & Shine: Some mountain school districts face similar challenges as urban city school districts

CHILD CARE Licensed child care — particularly for children 3 and younger — is limited in Elyria-Swansea. Several projects are now trying to help young children get better care. Chalkbeat

SLEEPING IN Jeffco school officials will put together a task force next year to decide if Jeffco high schools should start at a later time. Chalkbeat

PORTFOLIO MODEL Often citing cities like Denver, a growing number of philanthropists, advocates, and policymakers say the way to improve schools is to upend the traditional school district. Chalkbeat

IMMIGRANT STUDENTS Schools in the downvalley communities where most immigrant families have settled face challenges similar to urban schools in Denver and other large cities. Post-Independent

COUNSELOR ROLES Durango school district officials say they are seeing positive results from their investment in more counselors that have a larger role in monitoring students. Durango Herald