Rise & Shine: Pueblo teachers end their strike after pay increase deal

Welcome to a new week.

Denver school distirct officials sent out a letter to the community of Manual High School Friday confirming that they were going to restart a process to search for a new principal. Look for that story, with full text of the letter, below.

Also, the biggest news over the weekend is that teachers in Pueblo voted to end their week-long strike. Local news coverage today includes details about the deal they approved, as well as reaction from teachers who say they saw a lot of support throughout the week that has given them new motivation. Other news in the roundup below includes a story about a protest in the north part of the state over an oil and gas well operation near a school, and a story about how the Mapleton school district went to all choice more than 10 years ago.

— Yesenia Robles, reporter

TRY AGAIN The Denver school district is starting over again in their search for a new principal to lead Manual High School. Chalkbeat

GUIDE A toolkit released today is meant to help educators and parents better incorporate help for mental health in schools. Chalkbeat

NEW DEAL Pueblo teachers ended thier week-long strike and accepted the latest offer from the district which includes a 2 percent pay increase for the current year, and another increase in the fall. Pueblo Chieftain, KOAADenver Post, Colorado Public Radio, Channel 7

“FAIR DEAL” Pueblo teachers react to the end of their strike, and talk about a new motivation to make the district better. Pueblo Chieftain

A DIFFERENT PROTEST In Greeley, protestors organized on Sunday to once again protest a group of oil and gas wells that will be about 1,300 feet from an elementary school. Greeley Tribune, CBS 4

MASCOT CHANGES Strasburg High School worked with a tribe to make changes to their mascot and logo, and have received their blessing to keep a Native American mascot through a new collaboration model. CBS 4

DRESS CODE Students at a Colorado Springs middle school protested their dress code last week, prompting the principal to send a letter home, explaining the emotional situation. Gazette

OPTING IN More than 10 years after Mapleton became all choice, the tiny, suburban district stopped losing students to larger metro districts, but state test scores have shown mixed results. Denver Post