Rise & Shine: Big changes at Denver’s new flagship high school

ONLINE/OFFLINE Aurora Public Schools, which is in the midst of trying to improve its failing schools, wants a struggling online charter school to stop operating in the district. Chalkbeat Colorado

REVISED VISION How did Northfield High, Denver’s new flagship high school, veer so far from its plan so quickly? Education Week

GRADING SCHOOLS Does giving a school an ‘F’ spur it to improve? Colorado researchers are helping answer that question. The 74

HOMECOMING The principal of Denver’s Greenlee Elementary was once a DPS student — and district poster boy. 9News

SCHOOL FUNDING Tax revenue in Steamboat Springs will be used to cover the cost of an extra fourth-grade teacher and an additional section of middle school French, and to help fund all-day kindergarten. Steamboat Pilot & Today

Aspen voters will be asked this November to extend a sales tax to benefit schools. Aspen Daily News

Durango School District 9-R is also considering asking voters to approve a tax increase. Durango Herald

FREE LUNCH The St. Vrain Valley and Boulder Valley school districts are helping keep children fed over the summer. Daily Camera

And they’re not the only ones. More than 500 community sites across Colorado will provide meals to children at no cost this summer. 9News

HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA Denver School of the Arts is one of only 11 schools in the nation chosen to perform on the main stage at the annual International Thespian Festival in Nebraska. Denver Post