Rise & Shine: Seven Denver schools compete for recently vacated space

Good morning and welcome to Tuesday!

Wondering what the competition for school space is like in Denver? Look no further than Gilpin Montessori School.

The elementary school was closed at the end of last school year and now seven schools, most of them charters, are vying to occupy the building. Melanie Asmar has that story.

Also, check out the latest piece in our "How I Teach" series. It features a Jeffco teacher who got a valuable reminder from a mother who walked two miles in the snow to parent-teacher conferences.

Have a good one!

— Ann Schimke, community editor



AVAILABLE SPACE Seven Denver schools have applied to locate their programs in the northeast Denver school building that until this spring housed Gilpin Montessori elementary school. Chalkbeat

COMMON GROUND Denver journalist and author Helen Thorpe shares an excerpt of her new book, “The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom.” Chalkbeat

A MOTHER’S HOPE A dual language literacy teacher from Jeffco Public Schools shares a touching story about her conversation with a student’s mother during parent-teacher conferences. Chalkbeat

NEW MONEY Officials in the Greeley-Evans school district are deciding how to prioritize needs that will be met with new funding approved by voters in last week’s election. Tribune

NOW HIRING The Boulder Valley school board is looking for feedback from community members about the qualities they want in the district’s next superintendent. Daily Camera

EDUCATION HERO A profile of Marie Greenwood, the first black teacher to win tenure in Denver Public Schools. CPR