Rise & Shine: Why the First Amendment supports Bring Your Bible to School Day

ACHIEVEMENT GAPS The widest gaps between white and Hispanic students appear in Denver and Boulder. In both districts, the gap on the fourth-grade math test is 42 percentage points. Chalkbeat

AWARDED These four Colorado schools won the inaugural Succeeds Prize for their innovation and academic achievement. Chalkbeat

BRING YOUR BIBLE TO SCHOOL The Colorado organization that started Bring Your Bible to School Day is expecting half a million students nationwide to join this year’s effort Thursday. Denver Post, Gazette

SPACE CRUNCH Greeley school officials are prioritizing resourceful thinking under the weight of growing enrollment and limited financial resources. Greeley Tribune

BOND ISSUE The Mancos School District has an extensive remodel planned for its antique school buildings starting next year, if it can secure the funding in this year’s election. Durango Herald

ON THE AIR Inside a small studio in an Aurora Public Schools administration building, the sounds of Africa are broadcast across metro Denver. 7News

LEARNING OUTSIDE Jeffco Public Schools’ Outdoor Education Laboratory program will unveil two elaborate greenhouses that will be incorporated into the curriculum. Denver Post YourHub

REAL LIFE LESSONS Denver high school students are headed to Houston to help with hurricane relief. 9News