Rise & Shine: The University of Northern Colorado gets money to fix the rural teacher shortage

CABINET SPOT An easy Chalkbeat read to get up to speed on the selection of of Betsy DeVos for U.S. Secretary of Education. Chalkbeat

Politicians and educators had a range of opinions. Read about them in this roundup of reactions. Chalkbeat

Colorado Spring’s editorial board at the Gazette supported the pick Sunday. The Gazette

TEACHER WORKFORCE The University of Northern Colorado received a $2.2 million grant to fund a center at the campus that will create a pipeline of teachers for rural communities. Greeley Tribune

VETERANS The University of Colorado Boulder hired an advisor that will work with veteran students who need help transitioning after serving in the military. Daily Camera

MINDING YOUR EMOTIONS A school in southeast Denver is joining several others across the country in teaching students mindfulness — how to be aware and in control of their emotions and stay focused.  Denver Post

UNPRECEDENTED Mesa County school officials and teachers say the amount of race-based bullying they’ve heard in their schools recently is new and getting worse. Daily Sentinel

GREEN ENERGY The Douglas County School District rolled out three new school buses that run on compressed natural gas. Denver Post

MONEY MATTERS High School students participated in a competition where they simulated the stock market exchange and acted as traders racing to make decisions that would make them a profit. Greeley Tribune