Rise & Shine: Charter school tent deemed unsafe, shut down

Happy snow day for any who are getting the day off or a late start. More time to catch up on news!

In case you missed it at the end of last week, Ann Schimke has a look at what the minimum wage hike means for child care workers. The raises are welcome, but some worry the costs are going to be passed on to parents.

Looking ahead, a story below also looks at a recommendation Aurora officials will make to the board tomorrow on how to improve an elementary school that fell to turnaround rating just this year. And in other news below, check out a story about one charter school's use of a giant tent for kindergarteners and a Denver charter network's plan to help teachers afford to buy houses.

— Yesenia Robles, reporter



HIRING HELP Aurora officials on Tuesday will recommend a turnaround plan to hire a management company for one elementary school. Chalkbeat

GETTING A RAISE Colorado’s new minimum wage means raises for child care workers but some officials have concerns about tuition increases. Chalkbeat

ICYMI Denver Public Schools didn’t make any specific requests for charter schools this year. Chalkbeat

OUTDOOR LEARNING A tent was being used as an “extended field trip” location for kindergarteners in a charter school. Officials shut it down for health and safety concerns. Daily Sentinel

SHARED INVESTMENTS DSST is inviting a California-based company to talk to its teachers as part of a pilot to help them afford to buy houses. Colorado Public Radio

SNOW DAY Check out a list of Monday’s closures and delays. 9News, KOAA