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Rise & Shine: Adams 14 will lack superintendent as education firm takes over district operations

Good morning!

I'm back from a vacation down south, visiting family for the Father's Day weekend. I hope yours was as relaxing as mine. Leading our education news roundup today is Yesenia's story on leadership in the Adams 14 school district. With a private, for-profit firm taking over operations, officials don't plan to name a new superintendent any time soon. In Douglas County, the school board is considering shortening the charter for the STEM School, where a tragic shooting occurred this spring.

Also, don't forget this week you can catch up in person with the Chalkbeat team and connect with others who care about Colorado schools at a special happy hour event: Chalkbeat's Summer Social from 4-6 p.m. on June 20 at Call to Arms Brewing Company. All are welcome. Tickets are $10. You'll receive one drink ticket good for a pint of Colorado craft beer and light snacks. You can buy your tickets here. I hope to see you there!

— Kati Weis, Chalkbeat Colorado intern


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POINT PERSON With a new private company overseeing operations of Adams 14, finding a new superintendent is low on the school board’s priority list. Chalkbeat

FIRST PERSON Here’s how one school leader in New York City confronted racism in the public education system. Chalkbeat

PARENTS PROTEST The Douglas County School Board met last night to discuss the STEM School’s charter. Here’s why board members are considering shortening it from three years to one. The Denver Post

SCHOOL RANKINGS More than 130 people have applied to fill only 30 slots in the Quality Schools Task Force, which will analyze how schools are ranked. The Denver Post reports the reason behind that surge in interest. The Denver Post

GIVE BACK Help youth in need by donating school accessories to Colorado children in foster care. Learn how, here. CBS 4

SALARY BOOST Aurora Public Schools has approved a teacher salary contract that brings the biggest benefits to veteran teachers. Sentinel

REPORT CARD A national study found Colorado has fewer students entering public schools, and as many as 30% of fourth-grade students can’t read at a basic level. However, child poverty rates are lower in Colorado than in other areas of the country. KUNC The Gazette