Rise & Shine: Why 1 in 5 teachers works a second job to make ends meet

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ONE STEP CLOSER Supporters of more funding for Colorado schools turned in more than 170,000 signatures Wednesday to place a $1.6 billion tax measure on the November ballot. Chalkbeat, Chieftain, CBS4, Coloradoan, Westword

SECOND JOBS About 1 in 5 teachers have a second job, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. “It’s the price I have to pay to avoid a lifetime of crippling debt,” one teacher said. Coloradoan

LAND FOR SALE Colorado Springs School District 11 wants to sell a parcel of vacant land that it no longer needs for a new school. District officials say the ideal buyer would use the land in a way that benefits the neighborhood. Gazette

‘A LEADER AND A MOTIVATOR’ A profile of Darlene LeDoux, a former Denver Public Schools principal who is now the district’s interim executive director of English language acquisition. La Voz