Good morning!

Finding suitable preschool space in the north Denver neighborhoods of Globeville and Elyria-Swansea is a tough nut to crack. There are train yards, marijuana dispensaries, and large industrial plots to work around, not to mention all the dust from the Interstate 70 reconstruction project. But it's also a community that desperately needs more child care options — and that was the driving force behind the recent launch of a preschool there. Read my story here.

Our roundup today also includes news about a possible teacher strike in the Park County Re-2 school district and an essay from a Colorado mother who opts her elementary school children out of homework.

— Ann Schimke, senior reporter