Rise & Shine: High-stakes school board race taking shape in Dougco

CHOICE AND CONSEQUENCES The Colorado Department of Education’s new director of school choice says all schools should be held accountable, regardless of their governance structure. Chalkbeat

HOW I TEACH When a St. Vrain Valley School District kindergarten teacher couldn’t answer her students’ questions about how lions hunt, she didn’t shrug her shoulders — she got an expert to explain via Skype. Chalkbeat

ANOTHER LOOK The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered a lower federal court to review the case of a Highlands Ranch couple trying to get the public school system to cover enrollment fees for their autistic son at a private school. Denver Post

GETTING BUY-IN A handful of Jefferson County high schools are requiring incoming freshmen to buy laptops directly from their schools for $200 apiece, and giving them away to those who qualify for subsidized lunches. 9News

EYES ON DOUGCO The Douglas County school board race this fall will be a high-stakes affair with control of the board hanging in the balance. Colorado Independent

HELP WANTED As state officials continue to tour the state searching for solutions to Colorado’s teacher shortage, Pueblo City Schools is working to fill about 20 vacancies in the next three weeks. KOAA