Rise & Shine: A new partnership aims to expand the teacher pipeline in Aurora

Good morning!

How can schools help aspiring teachers learn the ropes long before they have classrooms of their own? One Aurora elementary school hired University of Northern Colorado students to work as paraprofessionals while they take college classes. The idea is to beef up the teacher pipeline and reduce turnover. Yesenia Robles has that story.

Also in our roundup today, we feature a Boulder Valley principal in the latest installment of "How I Lead."

— Ann Schimke, community editor


TEACHER PREP An Aurora elementary schools is part of a new partnership aimed at building a bigger and more diverse teacher pipeline. Chalkbeat

TOP NOTCH Meet Colorado’s distinguished elementary school principal of the year. Chalkbeat

CHARTER APPROVED The Poudre School District board of education recently approved a new charter school called Compass Community Collaborative School to open in August 2018. Coloradoan

DRAWING BOUNDARIES The St. Vrain Valley School District recently collected feedback on enrollment boundaries for two schools opening in the fall. Times-Call