Rise & Shine: Hickenlooper talks school funding, minimum wage impact on schools

WHO’S THE BOSS? The Jefferson County school board will vote next month whether to open a search for a new superintendent. But it is not immediately clear whether the door is completely closed on the possibility of renewing Dan McMinimee’s contract. Chalkbeat

HOUSING AUTHORITY School districts across Colorado are getting creative on how to help teachers find a place to live. In some cases, the district is their landlord. Chalkbeat   

ROUND TWO State Sen. Owen Hill, a Colorado Springs Republican and chairman of the Senate Education Committee, pledged to bring back legislation that would equalize some funding for charter schools. Chalkbeat

RACE RELATIONS Race and equity played a defining role this year in the education debate. Here’s a look back. Chalkbeat

SCHOOL FUNDING Gov. John Hickenlooper talks school funding, the hospital provider fee, and the new minimum wage and its potential impact on rural schools. CPR

Meanwhile, economists working for Hickenlooper looking for ways to cut an additional $52.4 million from the 2017-18 budget proposed last month despite a pretty good economic outlook for the next year. Denverite

ACCESSIBILITY The Moffat County School District has plans to address a number of concerns around equal access to technology and communication for employees and kids that were raised by the U.S. Education Department’s Office of Civil Rights. Craig Daily Press

HEALTHY SCHOOLS All three schools on the Cole campus in northeast Denver will be closed Wednesday for what officials are calling a gastrointestinal illness outbreak among students. 9News, CBS4

THE FAMILY THAT TEACHES TOGETHER… Meet the mother-daughter duo that teachers at Windsor Middle School in Greeley. Greely Tribune