Rise & Shine: Minimum wage hike putting pinch on some school districts

ELUSIVE INTEGRATION Enlarging Denver’s middle school boundaries has not decreased school segregation as much as hoped, according to a new district analysis. Chalkbeat Colorado 

A PUSH FOR CHANGE Plans to address preschool suspensions and expulsions in Colorado include collecting better data, creating policies to limit the practice and better training. Chalkbeat Colorado

SERVE OR STEER CLEAR? Education reformers who champion school choice, high standards and greater accountability grapple with whether to serve in Donald Trump’s administration if asked. Chalkbeat

ONE ANSWER … New York City charter school leader Eva Moskowitz, a Democrat, says she won’t serve as Trump’s education secretary but will support his education efforts. Chalkbeat New York

PAYING UP Colorado’s just-approved minimum wage hike is putting some school districts in a budget bind. Colorado Public Radio

HELPING HAND Prairie Middle School in Aurora was one of four middle schools selected by the Colorado Education Initiative to get help with stronger science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum. Aurora Sentinel 

TO THE STREETS About 20 high school students from the St. Vrain district joined the wave of Trump-related walkouts. Daily Camera

PUBLIC ART Students can interact with three scultptures on display at Denver Public Schools’ downtown headquarters. 9News

EXPANSION PLANS A Pueblo charter school that focuses on arts and sciences is getting a second campus. Pueblo Chieftain 

TWO CENTS The Colorado Springs daily’s editorial board suggests a true wild card for Donald Trump’s secretary of education — real estate developer and private school voucher champion Steve Schuck. The Gazette