Rise & Shine: How the Koch brothers are flexing political muscle in Colorado

‘EACH ONE TEACH ONE’ Funding for a Denver program that tackles the literacy gap will be cut if the Trump administration’s proposed 2018 budget passes in its current form. Chalkbeat

TEACHING TEACHERS Year-long residencies for teachers are the hot new thing in teacher prep. But do they work? New research on the Denver Teacher Residency program is mixed. Chalkbeat

SCHOOL CHOICE An inside look at how the conservative billionaire Koch brothers are flexing their political muscle to spread the message of school choice and education savings accounts in Colorado. Denver Post

VOUCHERS A timeline of the Douglas County voucher case, in light of the fact that the Colorado Supreme Court has been ordered to reconsider it. Colorado Public Radio

DOLLARS AND CENTS Pueblo City Schools’s chief financial officer: “I don’t think it’s a great budget, but it’s the best budget we could come up with under the circumstances we are in.” Pueblo Chieftain

HISTORIC Aurora’s Jamaica Child Development Center, built in 1958 as a primary school, is now on the National Register of Historic Places. 9News

CONSTRUCTION ZONE Two new schools are being built in Arvada, where the student population is growing even as it’s shrinking elsewhere in Jefferson County. 9News