Rise & Shine: Colorado families adopting high-needs kids aren’t getting enough support

INTERVENTION TIME? Aurora’s Paris Elementary School is reporting progress as a result of its improvement strategies, but a more dramatic turnaround effort may be coming. Chalkbeat

MEASURING UP Leaders of a half-dozen community groups are calling on the Denver school board to immediately correct what they called misleading and inflated elementary school ratings. Chalkbeat

TESTING, TESTING More students in Mesa County Valley School District 51 took standardized tests last year, signaling a slowdown in the fervor to opt out of tests and allowing schools to take a better look at how their students stack up. Daily Sentinel

‘ADOPTION SUBSIDIES’ Colorado families who adopt high-needs foster kids aren’t getting enough help, according to the state’s child protection ombudsman. Denver Post

PRIZE WINNER A peek inside a Denver charter school that was recently recognized for being an innovator. 9News

OPINION The school board in wealthy Douglas County just set back educational opportunity for all Americans, according to the director of policy for Denver-based ACE Scholarships. The Hill

ALL ABOARD! The “Polar Express” came to life for some Colorado Springs elementary school students. Gazette