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Rise & Shine: The Greeley school district is offering free vaccines

Good morning.

Chalkbeat now has eight bureaus across the country, seven of which cover schools in their communities, while our national desk tracks efforts to improve education nationwide. Today's newsletter features stories from our bureaus in Detroit, Chicago, and Tennessee, where the school districts are grappling with many of the same issues as the districts here in Colorado.

Out of Detroit, we have a story about what the district is doing to recruit teachers in a "supply market." In Tennessee, we dig into new research on the effectiveness of a state takeover of low-performing schools. And in Chicago, our reporter sat in on a workshop where parents tackled the issue of under-enrolled schools.

— Melanie Asmar, reporter


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TEACHER VACANCIES In Detroit, the school district is getting creative to fill teacher vacancies before school starts. Chalkbeat

SCHOOL TURNAROUND Tennessee’s state-run model for school turnaround hasn’t worked, according to new research, which also casts doubt on another locally run school-improvement program in Memphis. Chalkbeat

ALTERNATIVES TO CLOSURE Chicago Public Schools has more than 200 under-enrolled schools. What options do parents and community leaders have besides school closings? Chalkbeat

CAREER EXPLORATION This week, girls from Denver-area high schools are learning about careers in transportation and construction — fields that have been traditionally dominated by men. CBS4

SUMMER MEALS Libraries are offering up free summer lunches for Colorado Springs students, and the demand is huge. Gazette

GET YOUR SHOTS HERE Greeley-Evans School District 6 will host free TDAP immunization clinics for incoming sixth graders. Greeley Tribune