Rise & Shine: Examining educational change in small-town Colorado

HEALTHY KIDS The findings are in from a Colorado school health survey meant to help school leaders gauge how well they’re incorporating health and wellness into their buildings. Chalkbeat Colorado

HEALTHY PIPES Results of lead testing on Denver Public Schools buildings are starting to trickle in. Chalkbeat Colorado

SMALL TOWNS, BIG CHANGE Tiny Paonia High School brings college-level coursework to rural students by partnering with its neighbors. High Country News

In the San Luis Valley, migrant workers build community around student success. High Country News 

OUT OF TIME The state’s preliminary school ratings are in, and extensive changes are coming to two struggling Greeley-Evans School District 6 middle schools. Greeley Tribune

BIG ASKS Minority- and women-owned businesses are supposed to get a substantial piece of construction projects that would be bankrolled by Denver’s $572 million bond, but critics question the district’s track record. Denver Post

As the Steamboat Springs district tries again to convince voters to sign off on a bond issue, education writer Teresa Ristow puts it in context by explaining the complexities of Colorado school finance. Steamboat Today

BIG BAD BARD Longmont elementary students are learning anti-bullying strategies through Shakespeare. Longmont Times-Call via Denver Post