Rise & Shine: Colo. Springs district leaves dress code alone

STEM FOR ALL A new five-year initiative aimed at bridging cultures by integrating centuries-old Native American knowledge with Western science, technology, engineering and math has kicked off. Chalkbeat

SHORT CHANGED Despite huge payoffs, most states, including Colorado, don’t require school districts to offer full-day kindergarten and don’t fully fund the program even when it’s offered, a new report found. Chalkbeat

SCHOOL FINANCE Meet the rural Colorado superintendent on a mission to educate voters on the nuances of school finance in an effort to pass a tax increase. CPR

CYBER CLASS High school students in Colorado Springs will soon have access to classes that will train them in cyber security. Gazette

FAHRENHEIT 451 Students in Durango debated the merits of banning books. Durango Herald 

WARDROBE MALFUNCTION The dress code in the Cheyenne Mountain School District remains unaltered after the school board heard impassioned pleas from students saying the policy and enforcement practices were “objectifying” and “arbitrary.” Gazette

NEW DISTINCTION A Greeley middle school has been given the seal-of-approval from the International Baccalaureate program. Greeley Tribune

BACK IN ACTION The head football coach for Legacy High School, who was one of several injured in a fatal bus accident at Denver International Airport, is returning to practice this week. 9News