Rise & Shine: Feds tell Colorado its testing opt-out policy is unacceptable

TRY AGAIN Colorado’s policy of not penalizing schools that fail to meet federal requirements for student participation in state tests isn’t going over well with the federal government. Chalkbeat

CLASSROOM CONSEQUENCES Among the many consequences of this weekend’s events in Charlottesville: teachers are wondering how the violent displays of racism will affect their students. Chalkbeat

ANTI-RACISM RESOURCES Looking for help addressing Charlottesville in class? Dozens of other educators have your back. Chalkbeat

PARENT INFO Aurora Public Schools has launched a new online tool that allows parents to find information about a school’s performance, demographics and more — part of an effort to make school choice easier. Chalkbeat

GROW YOUR OWN In rural Colorado where the teacher shortage is most acute, emergency credentials and teacher fellowships help fill the gaps. CPR

DEVOS TALKS In her first comprehensive sit-down interview with a national media outlet since taking office, Betsy DeVos touched on some of the most pressing issues in K-12 and higher education. AP via Denver Post

TIMING QUESTIONS The recent resignation of a Thompson school board member raised questions about how she timed the decision. Reporter-Herald

VERBAL ABUSE One reason for the chronic shortage of high school football officials in Colorado and the nation is abuse by fans. Summit Daily