Rise & Shine: $10 million in marijuana funding for the teacher shortage issue

Welcome to a new week.

The Adams 14 school district north of Denver is trying something new this year. They eliminated parent-teacher conferences from their calendar, but are asking parents to sign up for an online parent portal instead. Parents and teachers are concerned. Check out that story below.

In today's roundup of news you may have missed over the weekend, we also have a story about local tax requests that voters approved this year and an overview look at election results and how the union managed to win across so many districts.


PARENT ENGAGEMENT The Adams 14 school district isn’t holding parent teacher conferences this year. Chalkbeat

POST ELECTION Colorado’s teachers unions have found ways to win school board seats in several large school districts in the metro area. Chalkbeat

Local voters approved tax requests for schools including in districts that have consistently rejected past ballot measures. Chalkbeat

WORK SKILLS An apprenticeship program modeled after the Swiss model is taking shape in Eagle County. Vail Daily

SOLUTIONS State officials are compiling a list of strategies that might improve the teacher shortage, that could be funded with $10 million in marijuana tax proceeds. Denver Post