Rise & Shine: Denver Public Schools, architectural firm seek out-of-court solution on minority hiring

UNIQUE APPROACH Seven years in, Westminster Public Schools’ experiment with competency-based learning — which does away with traditional grade levels — remains a work in progress. Chalkbeat Colorado

BACK TO SQUARE ONE The superintendent of Adams District 14 is reopening the search for a principal at struggling Adams City High School because he wasn’t satisfied with the three finalists. Chalkbeat Colorado

HEALTHY SCHOOLS More than 40 schools in the Adams 12 Five Star district are taking part in a Colorado Education Initiative program that provides information about physical activity and nutrition to help schools better understand how they can help with student health. 9News

KUDOS An assistant principal from Hinkley High School in Aurora has been named the best in the state. Aurora Sentinel

ON THE AIR Chalkbeat’s Nic Garcia speaks with Colorado Matters on Colorado Public Radio about his reporting on whether private school vouchers might be viable in Colorado. CPR

OUT OF COURT An architectural firm that claims Denver Public Schools discriminated against minority- and women-owned businesses in selecting contractors has dropped a lawsuit and the parties will continue talking out of court instead. Colorado IndependentDenver Post

PROJECT PRODUCE A farm-to-lunch-table program helps Colorado students understand where food comes from. Denver Post 

POLICE BLOTTER The superintendent of the Karval School District faces seven felony counts related to charges that he sexually assaulted two juveniles, at least one of whom was a babysitter, according to an arrest warrant. Denver Post