Rise & Shine: Rural Colorado districts push for great funding and parity

UNION POLITICS A group of Denver teachers, many of them young and social justice-minded, has formed a caucus within the city’s teachers union with the goal of pushing the union to be more progressive — and more aggressive. Chalkbeat Colorado

PICK A SCHOOL As Denver’s school choice process for 2017-18 opens, which schools are the most – and least – popular? Chalkbeat Colorado

RURAL CONCERNS Colorado rural school districts are pushing for greater funding and parity. Gazette

DAY IN COURT A legal challenge to Poudre School District’s successful bond campaign heads to court next week. Coloradoan

SNOW (AND COLD) DAY Classes were cancelled Friday in Greeley-Evans School District 6 because of dangerously frigid temperatures. Greeley Tribune

A number of other Colorado districts announced closures or delays. CBS4, KRDOKOAA

TWO CENTS Geography is not an insurmountable hurdle to bringing the benefits of public school choice to rural communities, writes the director of the Center for School Change. Chalkbeat

PRIORITIES The Buena Vista School District lays out four priorities for 2017, including building collaborations with other community groups. Chaffee County Times