Rise & Shine: Pueblo man spent two decades in Army and then turned to teaching

The city of Denver and surrounding suburbs are changing. In a story you might have missed Friday, Melanie Asmar takes you into one area of Denver where the school district is projecting its largest drops in enrollment in the next few years. Read it below.

In other education news to start your week, check out a story about a teacher in Pueblo, a state settlement and an opinion from the Denver Post's editorial board responding to Chalkbeat's reporting of the upcoming school tax ballot initiatives.

Have a good week.

— Yesenia Robles, reporter


ENROLLMENT DROPS Schools in southwest Denver are projected to lose nearly 2,000 students by 2021. Chalkbeat

TEACHER SPOTLIGHT Infantryman turned teacher finds his second niche in Pueblo classrooms. Pueblo Chieftain 

WARM UP An 11-year-old girl practiced on the 16th Street Mall for her audition to get into the Denver School of the Arts. 9News

SETTLEMENT Colorado is paying $85,000 to end a lawsuit filed by a Colorado State University-Pueblo professor. Pueblo Chieftain

TWO CENTS The Denver Post editorial board writes that they are “encouraged” that advocates continue trying to change school funding. Denver Post