Rise & Shine: Two efforts in the mountains to help teachers with housing

TEACHER DIVERSITY Denver Public Schools has sought to hire more teachers of color through targeted recruitment and other strategies, but challenges — and disparities — remain. Chalkbeat

ACROSS THE POND Does England’s rapid expansion of charter-like “academies” hold a lesson for the U.S.? Chalkbeat

TEACHER HOUSING Two local governments and a nonprofit are pumping nearly $8 million into a project aimed at providing affordable housing for Roaring Fork Valley teachers, staff members and county workers. Aspen Times

The Aspen School District may spend $840,000 on a three-bedroom condo as it looks to add to its employee housing stock. Aspen Times

SEEING IS BELIEVING The Thompson School District is conducting a tour in one of its high schools billed as the new “norm” for administrator meetings. Education Week

SURVEY SAYS At least a couple of Pikes Peak region school districts and one charter school are skipping this year’s Colorado Healthy Kids Survey, but overall officials say participation is up. Gazette

CLICK HERE As Chalkbeat previously reported, Aurora Public Schools has introduced a new website feature spotlighting its schools. Aurora Sentinel

HONOR ROLL A Cañon City preschool owner has been recognized by Qualistar Colorado as the Early Childhood Professional of the Year. Pueblo Chieftain

COLORADO VOTES 2017 Three candidates are vying for a seat on the Thompson school board. Reporter-Herald