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Rise & Shine: After unsuccessful bid for a building, a 12-year-old Colorado Springs charter school will close

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OUT OF SIGHT The school board for the Sheridan district voted on the incoming superintendent’s contract at a weekend meeting held 65 miles away from community members who had objected to their choice. Chalkbeat

COACHING THE COACHES Twenty Denver teachers are part of a new pilot project to invest even more resources in what the school district considers a key strategy: having teachers coach other teachers. Chalkbeat

SUDDEN CLOSING In what’s being called a heartbreaking development, a 12-year-old charter school in a low-income neighborhood in Colorado Springs is headed for closure for at least one academic year and possibly for good. The Gazette

GOING TO TRIAL The case of a Boulder Valley teacher accused of assaulting a student who refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance in February will go to a jury trial in October. Times-Call

GOING GREEN Central High School  in Grand Junction was recognized for its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint last month when it was named a U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School. The Daily Sentinel