Rise & Shine: More than a thousand students gathered for annual diversity conference

Happy Monday!

For most school districts, it's back to school on Mondays, but if the Brighton-based School District 27J moves forward with recent plans, today would still be part of the weekend. The district is the first in the metro-area to be considering a four-day school week, in part as a way to retain teachers that aren't getting the raises they would have if voters had approved November's tax measure. Not everyone is happy about the plan, but the teachers union reports "overwhelming" support. Read that story below.

Also, catch up on news about where the Aurora district will locate the first DSST charter school, new recommendations for Denver Public Schools about transportation, and civil rights investigations in Boulder schools.

– Yesenia Robles, reporter


LEARNING TIME School District 27J based in Brighton is considering a four-day school week for next school year. They would be the first in the Denver metro area. Chalkbeat

TRANSPORTATION A Denver-based foundation which has been critical of how transportation holds back school choice in Denver Public Schools, is now offering five new recommendations. Chalkbeat

LOCATION, LOCATION Aurora Public Schools announced a new site where they are proposing to locate the first DSST school to open in Aurora. Chalkbeat

DIVERSITY More than a thousand Colorado high school students gathered Saturday morning for the 25th Cherry Creek Diversity Conference. Channel 7, Fox 31

CIVIL RIGHTS A new database reveals the Boulder Valley and St. Vrain school districts are under Title IX investigation. Daily Camera