Rise & Shine: New program at CSU-Pueblo to increase diversity in STEM

Welcome to another Monday!

If you're following the Aurora school board's efforts to improve academics at Lyn Knoll Elementary, check out the story below. At a meeting last week, the school board heard the proposed recommendations from a committee that will help oversee next year's progress at Lyn Knoll. But the school's status as a pilot school, means the school leadership gets to decide which recommnedations they will take on. Learn more about what pilot status means, and the recommendations, in the story below.

Also in today's roundup, a story about the state spelling bee, walkout plans in Boulder schools, and a program that aims to boost enrollment of Hispanic and low-income students in STEM programs.

— Yesenia Robles, reporter

INNOVATION An Aurora elementary school that the school board is giving another year to turn things around now has a list of recommendations to cretate an action plan for change. Chalkbeat

ROLE MODELS CSU-Pueblo gets help in boosting Hispanic, low-income students to enroll in STEM programs. Pueblo Chieftain

H-E-L-M-I-N-T-H-I-A-S-I-S An 11-year-old Denver student won the Colorado state spelling bee this weekend. Denver Post

WALKOUTS Boulder schools are among those nationwide planning walkouts on Wednesday to remember the people killed in the Parkland, Fla. shooting last month. Daily Camera

ANOTHER WAY A senior at Golden High School is planning an after school memorial as an alternative to walking out of school Wednesday. CBS 4

TWO CENTS The editorial board for the Gazette questions the walkouts students are planning this week, and school districts that say they may not be responsible for student safety. Gazette