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Rise & Shine: Aurora board president rebuts conspiracy theories

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CHANGES AFOOT Central Elementary School in the Adams 14 school district is undergoing changes as an outside management company takes the reins. Chalkbeat

VETERANS OR BEGINNERS Compared to teachers in district-run schools, those in Denver charter schools are more likely to be white and have less than five years of experience. Meanwhile, their students are more likely to be students of color. Chalkbeat

WE’RE LISTENING Denver parents have lots of questions about the district’s school choice system — with a key underlying theme: Is it fair? Read more about what we learned in our recent listening event on school choice. Chalkbeat

BUS INCIDENT Denver police and school district officials are investigating an altercation between a black parent and a bus driver, apparently white, that community activists say is another example of district employees treating black students and parents harshly. Chalkbeat

DPS DROPPED Denver Public Schools is no longer a defendant in a lawsuit filed by a principal who said she was fired because she is white, though the suit will continue against the charter school where she worked. Denver Post

GROWING CHARTER A Colorado Springs charter school, Atlas Prep, which serves fifth- to 12th grade students, recently broke ground for an elementary school. The Gazette

ARTS EDUCATION Up to 140 gifted-and-talented elementary school students in Aurora Public Schools will have an after-school arts program if Aurora City Council members approve an agreement with the school district this week. The Sentinel

VAPING BATTLE As peer pressure, stress and misinformation seep into Poudre School District classrooms — and a vaping-related illness crisis strikes nationwide — area school and health officials say they are working harder than ever to curb student vaping. The Coloradoan

VIEW FROM THE TOP The Aurora Public Schools school board president rebuts conspiracy theories that local schools are being taken over by private companies and there is a school closure list. The Sentinel

UNVACCINATED A list of the five schools on the Front Range with lowest vaccination rates for measles. Fox 31

BOBCAT IN THE COURTYARD The mascot of Coronado High School in Colorado Springs is a cougar, but it was a bobcat’s visit that sparked excitement Monday. KRDO

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