Rise & Shine: Disparities in education, health persist for Colorado children of color

COUNTING KIDS As a new report spotlights increasing segregation in Denver schools over the past decade, the district is intensifying efforts to address the issue. Chalkbeat Colorado

The KIDS COUNT report spotlights disparities in health and education facing students of color. Gazette

The percentage of Colorado kids living in poverty has dropped to 15 percent, the report says. Denver Post

FUNDING EQUITY Debate in a Senate committee over Colorado’s school finance bill became another fight over funding for charter schools, probably the most contentious issue of the session. Chalkbeat Colorado

TAKING INITIATIVE Families in Aurora are pressing school district officials to adopt a policy about immigration enforcement they say will make students feel safer. Chalkbeat Colorado 

PERSONNEL FILE Very little information has emerged about why a Fort Collins charter school principal was put on leave. Coloradoan

GIVING, TAKING An award-winning choir teacher in Colorado Springs is out of a job — she chose to retire rather than take a reassignment to study hall —after getting in trouble for passing a donation bucket for a student’s family. Gazette