Rise & Shine: Suicide of 10-year-old Colorado girl casts spotlight on cyberbullying

CHOICE AND COMPETITION Jeffco’s possible changes to school choice could also address a persistent barrier to true choice — improving transportation options for students. Chalkbeat

SHOCKING SUICIDE The parents of a 10-year-old Colorado girl say she killed herself after a video of her confronting a bully at her school was posted to a popular social media app. FOX319News, New York Daily News, Daily Mail (U.K.)

BATTLING BULLYING Over the past two school years, the Colorado Department of Education has handed out $3.8 million to schools in 14 school districts seeking to combat bullying. FOX31

State lawmakers are talking about doing more, including statewide bullying prevention education. FOX31

DEVOS SPEAKS Appearing at the National Summit on Education Reform, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said we remain a “nation at risk” because of the state of education, and she cheered the Republican tax plan. Chalkbeat

AFFIRMED A recount confirmed the passage of a tax measure in the Hayden school district. Steamboat Today

THE APPRENTICES A research associate with the Independence Institute promotes Colorado’s apprenticeship program. Greeley Tribune