Rise & Shine: A garden program is helping teen moms bond with their preschool children

When one teacher in Aurora wanted to help offer the seal of biliteracy to her students, but her district wasn't, she found a way to make it happen. Learn about how she did it in the story below.

In today's news roundup you'll also find news about a study showing a downside to ending race-conscious admissions, a story about new schools across the metro area, and a garden program at a school for teen moms.

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BILITERACY A year after Colorado lawmakers passed a bill with bipartisan support to create a seal of biliteracy, few districts have taken up the work. But that didn’t stop one Aurora teacher from finding a way to offer it to her students. Chalkbeat

INTEGRATION The Trump administration is discouraging districts from using race to integrate schools. A new study focusing on one school district that was forced to end race-conscious admissions points to a potential downside. Chalkbeat

NEGOTIATIONS A termination-for-cause hearing for the superintendent of Cripple Creek-Victor School District RE-1 could be held in public. Gazette

CAPACITY Multiple school districts across will be opening new schools this fall to keep up with a growing population. Here’s a look at some of those new schools. 7 News

HEALTHY OPTIONS A garden program at Florence Crittenton is helping teen moms bond with their preschool children through healthy food. CBS 4

NEWCOMERS Some school districts are preparing for more immigrant students this fall due to children who were separated from their parents at the border and others who came alone and are settling in their areas. Wall Street Journal

OPINION Denver’s new schools chief “should take a page from [Tom Boasberg’s] rejection of false dichotomies… They can call for major change and build on what is working.” The 74