Rise & Shine: Home schooled students have new gym option through CSU-Pueblo

Welcome to a new week. In case you missed it, Melanie Asmar has details about a Denver Public Schools proposal to change elementary school boundaries in two different areas that the school board will vote on later this month. The changes would create new enrollment zones.

Also, we have stories on the last campaign finance reports for the Denver, Aurora, Jeffco and Douglas county school board races. Find out how the money played a role in the stories below.

And don't forget, there are still tickets available for our event tomorrow on child care deserts. RSVP here.

— Yesenia Robles, reporter

ENROLLMENT The new school board for Denver Public Schools will vote on proposed boundary changes for elementary schools in two areas. Chalkbeat

FOLLOW THE MONEY The last round of campaign finance reports were due Thursday night.

  • Denver reports show a surge of late contributions to Angela Cobián, who was elected to represent southwest Denver and brought in more money than anyone else. Chalkbeat
  • The winning Aurora school board candidates raised less money than other candidates, but had more help from outside groups. Chalkbeat
  • Jeffco school board incumbents  spent more than six times as much as their two challengers in the final days leading up to their easy victories. Chalkbeat
  • Having spent more money from their individual campaigns didn’t help Dougco’s losing candidates. Chalkbeat

FIELD EXPERIENCE A CSU-Pueblo program is giving home schooled students a gym class where prospective teachers train and practice delivering lessons. Pueblo Chieftain

HELPING SCHOOLS Foundation Impact on Education provides students in Boulder Valley with eight-week courses that break down economic and learning barriers. Denver Post

REAL LIFE SKILLS At Mountain Vista Community School in Colorado Springs a focus on language is one of the reasons officials cite for having won The Succeeds Prize in middle school education. 9News