Rise & Shine: Some El Paso County students return to school

DISTRIBUTING DOLLARS Online schools in Colorado could see more dollars after the State Board of Education voted to change how it allocates federal money that subsidizes the cost of educating low-income kids. Chalkbeat

HUMAN RESOURCES Tameka Brigham, a former classroom teacher and Teach for America official, will be the new chief of staff for Denver Public Schools, the state’s largest school district announced. Chalkbeat

LABOR DAY The Pueblo school board and teachers union have effectively reached an agreement on a pay increase after months of negotiations. Pueblo Chieftain

BACK TO SCHOOL Kindergarteners, sixth graders and ninth graders went back to school in Falcon School District 49 Tuesday morning, to have an extra day to get accustomed to their new routines. Gazette

THE RACE Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne, who has served on numerous education nonprofit boards, is considering a run for governor. Colorado Independent

TWO CENTS Why does Denver need to find a solution to integration? Because the problem that mandated busing tried to solve still exists, writes a former Denver Public Schools board member. Greater Park Hill