Rise & Shine: New Weld County scholarship fund barely raising enough money

FOCUS ON ELL In a question and answer session with Chalkbeat, new superintendent Javier Abrego talks about his goal to make sure students take no more than two years to learn English. Chalkbeat Colorado

VACANCY The Adams 14 school district is taking applications for a person interested in serving on the board through November 2017 after one member resigned following an arrest. Chalkbeat Colorado

EQUAL PAY Talks to solve a pay disparity that first surfaced in 2013 — where a woman professor made less than all the male professors at the University of Denver law school — have failed and the EEOC is now filing a lawsuit. Denver Post

SCHOLARSHIPS Weld County’s unique scholarship program, funded by donations offset by property tax rebates from the county, is in its first year and is barely raising enough money. Greeley Tribune

PROS AND CONS Greeley schools may have violated campaign finance rules when teachers distributed fact sheets that did not include both arguments for and against a mill levy override. Greeley Tribune

CAREER-READY Students at one Longmont high school are the first in a program that will allow them to graduate in six years with a diploma and an Associate’s degree in computer information systems plus a chance to interview with IBM. Daily Camera

HANDS-ON STEM High school students in Northglenn use “real world simulations” to apply what they learn in STEM classes, a topic Chalkbeat has written lots about, to real world careers. 9News 

GEMS A woman who passed away earlier this year left nearly 800 pieces of minerals and gems, worth about $2 million, to the Colorado School of Mines. Denver Post