Rise & Shine: State sends charter school decision back to Jeffco board

BIG DECISION Jeffco school board members are discussing whether to renew their superintendent’s contract or not. Chalkbeat Colorado

SAVED The one school that was saved by Denver Public Schools’ new evaluation process was the one with the lowest rating and lowest growth scores. Chalkbeat Colorado

NEW COMMISSIONER The state’s interim education commissioner was officially appointed to the post on Wednesday.  Chalkbeat Colorado, Aurora Sentinel

MINDFULNESS Schools, including some in high-poverty areas, are incorporating mindfulness to teach students how to focus and process their emotions. Chalkbeat Colorado

AUTHORITY OVERRIDE The state Board of Education on Wednesday ruled that Jeffco Public Schools must reconsider their decision to turn down a charter school. Colorado Independent

FOR DEFENSE A school district south of Colorado Springs will draft a plan to let teachers carry concealed guns in schools after the board voted to move forward Wednesday. The Gazette, AP via Denver Post

THE BIGGEST ISSUE A look at how one English teacher in Jefferson County is teaching climate change in his class. Colorado Public Radio

RETIREMENT The chief financial officer for Cherry Creek schools announced his retirement after almost 30 years with the district. Aurora Sentinel