CHANGING CITY Denver Public Schools’ student enrollment is not growing as fast as it has in recent years, and shifting demographics are a big reason. Chalkbeat Colorado
HELP WANTED The number of teachers produced by Colorado colleges and universities dipped again, but there are positive signs for bringing more diversity to the teacher workforce. Chalkbeat Colorado, Denver Post, Greeley Tribune
CHOOSING HOOSIERS Indiana’s private school voucher system, the largest in the country, may be a model for the Trump administration. Chalkbeat Indiana
STUDENT CONCERNS Female students at James Irwin charter school in Colorado Springs say they’ve been humiliated and violated by teachers enforcing the school dress code. KOAA
DISCIPLINE MATTERS The number of expulsions in the Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 District has fallen over the last three years but the number of total discipline incidents has stayed about the same. Cortez Journal
LEGAL DISPUTE A former Fountain Middle School principal has sued the Fountain-Fort Carson School District, claiming that a witch hunt over her dating and dressing habits led to her firing. Denver Post
Correction: Thursday’s Rise & Shine misidentified Colorado Heights University in Denver, which is closing, as a for-profit school. It is is a nonprofit.