Rise & Shine: KIPP looks to expand in Denver suburbs

FOLLOWING THE KIDS KIPP, one of the largest charter school networks in Denver, is considering expanding into the suburbs outside of the city, in part to follow students who have moved. Chalkbeat

DISTINCTIVE Two Colorado high schools are among eight in the nation recognized as Schools of Opportunity by the National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado. Chalkbeat

OOPS A Plus Colorado, an advocacy group that uses research to push for higher student achievement, has withdrawn a report that cast a dim light on the college prospects of most Colorado high school graduates. Chalkbeat

SING IT Gov. John Hickenlooper and Isaac Slade, frontman for Colorado-based band The Fray, dropped in on Aurora’s Clyde Miller P-8 School on Monday to help kick off a program that provides access to musical instruments. 9News, Aurora Sentinel

TIME TO CHOOSE Many Colorado families have begun the process of choosing schools for their children next year. Denver Post

SPENDING DECISIONS The Greeley-Evans school board talked about how to spend the funds from a tax measure voters approved in November. The Tribune

MUSIC SHARE The String Project at the University of Northern Colorado was started last fall to give music majors hands on experience teaching fourth- and fifth-graders how to play the viola, violin, cello and bass. KUNC

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