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Rise & Shine: Englewood wants to pull one school from its state ratings

Welcome to another week.

If you missed it late Friday, we have shared our goals for this year with readers and we want your feedback. We have a set of storylines we would like to follow, but are interested in more input from readers. Take a look and send us your thoughts.

Also in today's roundup, a story about a teacher giving birth at school, a Denver Post analysis on how segregated schools are, and a look at how Englewood wants to remove an alternative school from its ratings calculations.

— Yesenia Robles, reporter


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INPUT We’re sharing our goals with you because we want to be accountable and because we need your help to tell the best stories. Check out the storylines we plan to cover this year and let us know what you think. Chalkbeat

UNEXPECTED The principal and a dean of DSST: Conservatory Green, helped deliver a teacher’s baby during the school day last week. Chalkbeat

SEGREGATED SCHOOLS An analysis by The Denver Post found that DPS and most other metro-area districts would have to move large numbers of kids to get their schools to reflect the racial makeup of their districts. Denver Post

INTERRUPTED The manhunt earlier this year for a Florida woman allegedly obsessed with the Columbine shooters may have hurt participation in state tests enough to push two high schools’ ratings down, Jeffco officials said. Denver Post

LOCAL FUNDS Area residents are nearly split on the $179.5 million bond measure put forth by District 51 to rebuild Grand Junction High School and improve other area schools, according to a poll. Daily Sentinel

SAFETY For some school staff, back-to-school means back to the shooting range. KUNC

RATINGS After ratings from the Colorado Department of Education revealed disappointing results for Englewood Schools, the district is looking to remove Colorado’s Finest High School of Choice, from its rankings. Englewood Herald