Rise & Shine: Public schools face uncertainty around their role in the immigration debate

FUNDING ANSWERS Answers to key questions about how Colorado’s school funding system works. Chalkbeat

BILL KILLED A bill that would have allowed understaffed rural Colorado school districts to hire unlicensed teachers was spiked by its sponsor after he was unable to find enough support. Chalkbeat

FAKING IT Someone in Douglas County has created fake social media accounts, with some conservatives worried it’s part of a larger effort to destabilize the pro-charter school board before the 2017 election. Complete Colorado

ARTS IMPACT Westminster High School’s drama program is part of a national effort measuring how being involved in theater affects students. The Westminster Window

IMMIGRATION DEBATE Uncertainty surrounding U.S. immigration and deportation practices under President Donald Trump has some Colorado Springs area districts wondering where public schools fit into the debate. U.S. News and World Report

BLENDED LEARNING A state-funded group is holding a series of public forums about blended learning, an education model that combines digital and traditional classroom work. The Gazette

MOVING ON The superintendent of the rural Edison School District will become the executive director of the Pikes Peak Board of Cooperative Educational Services, or BOCES. The Gazette