Rise & Shine: Funding in jeopardy for controversial health survey

IN JEOPARDY Two years after a controversial student health survey sparked protracted debate at the State Board of Education, questions about the survey’s value have moved to the state legislature. Chalkbeat, AP via KOAA

VISION QUEST Two state lawmakers are asking their colleagues this spring to approve a bill that would create a legislative process for rethinking the state’s entire public education system. Chalkbeat

RURAL AID The rural areas of Colorado are the focus of a far-reaching bill introduced Monday designed to pump millions of dollars into hospitals, roads and classrooms considered to be near the brink of failure. Denver PostDenver Business Journal

HELP WANTED A bipartisan bill aimed at studying and fixing the causes of Colorado’s growing teacher shortage passed the state House on Monday and now heads to the Senate for approval. Denver Post

TWO CENTS The superintendent of the Roaring Fork School District argues that schools have long maintained the status quo, with excellent teaching unrecognized and ineffective teaching unaddressed. Post Independent

SPECIAL ED The Canon City School District enrolls special education students at higher than typical rates. Daily Record