Rise & Shine: For first time in 8 years, Aurora Public Schools goes for bond

TEACHER/COACH Denver Public Schools is asking voters to approve tax money to expand a program in which teachers coach — and sometimes evaluate — other teachers. Chalkbeat Colorado

GRADUATION RATE While President Obama celebrated a record high national graduation rate, data released Monday revealed Colorado’s rate ranks as the seventh lowest in the country. Chalkbeat Colorado, Associated Press via Denver Post

AURORA BOND For the first time in eight years, Aurora Public Schools will ask voters to approve a bond question to improve and enhance its many aging and crowded schools. Aurora Sentinel

OPINION Voters should approve that $300 million bond request, the Aurora Sentinel editorial board opined. Aurora Sentinel

FULL-DAY K Steamboat Springs voters will decide whether to increase taxes to pay for full-day kindergarten. Steamboat Springs Pilot and Today

‘MASHUP MATH’ A Denver-based company creates free video math lessons and posts them to YouTube. Fox31

INCLUSION Here’s what it takes to include all children, including those with disabilities, in Poudre School District classrooms. Coloradoan

CAREER READINESS The inaugural Loveland Business Summit gave high-schoolers, many dressed in their best grown-up attire, an opportunity to learn what company owners and entrepreneurs are looking for. Loveland Reporter-Herald

SCHOOL SAFETY Following the suicide of the boy who authorities said was the ringleader, Boulder Valley schools have expelled or disciplined a group of students involved in a Nazi-themed Facebook chat that called for violence. Denver Post, Daily Camera, 9News

HEALTHY SCHOOLS A Colorado Springs elementary school won a $10,000 grant to provide “smart thermometers” to families in an attempt to stay ahead of the flu bug this season. News Channel 13