Rise & Shine: Meet the people promoting Brighton’s mill levy override

ELECTION 2017 A Denver school board campaign mailer’s false statement about a ‘for-profit charter school’ is drawing criticism. Chalkbeat

A bilingual English language development teacher is vying to unseat an incumbent Denver school board member, who is a school finance lawyer, to represent the central-east part of the city. Chalkbeat

ENROLLMENT Aurora Public Schools is seeing the largest decline of students in decades, and it is likely that the enrollment numbers will not improve for five more years. Chalkbeat

‘I AM 27J’ Meet the folks promoting Brighton’s sixth-time’s-the-charm 27J mill levy override. Denver Post YourHub

OPINION A Colorado school board election can change the nation, says the president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education. Pueblo Chieftain

There is no evidence that achievement is higher or gaps reduced when public funds pay for private or religious education services, argues the education policy director for the nonprofit Taxpayers for Public Education. Denver Post

FLYING HIGH A metro area indoor, skydiving center is giving students a chance to fly as part of a statewide push to increase STEM education opportunities for K-12 students, especially girls. Denver Post YourHub

PARENT COMPLAINTS Parents upset over a social justice class at Aurora’s Sky Vista Middle School demanded that the teacher be put on leave or fired, according to letters obtained by the Aurora Sentinel. Aurora Sentinel

HONORED From leading a small eastern plains school district to heading one of the state’s highest-performing school districts, Walt Cooper has worn the hat of superintendent well. Now he’s Colorado Superintendent of the Year for 2018. Gazette

SITTING EMPTY The city of Sheridan and the Sheridan School District hope to transform an abandoned indoor swimming pool into a recreation or community center to serve the area’s growing population. Denver Post YourHub