Rise & Shine: New program offers a second chance to Greeley dropouts

PICK A SCHOOL Denver Public Schools is making changes to its nationally recognized school choice system, in part to make it easier for low-income parents to navigate and to assuage fears of undocumented families wary of providing personal information given the national political climate. Chalkbeat

THE RACE IS ON Stand for Children Colorado on Tuesday announced its candidate endorsements for this fall’s Denver school board races — and one notable non-endorsement. Chalkbeat

MOVERS AND SHAKERS Berrick Abramson, a national expert on school accountability and the teacher workforce, is joining the Colorado-based Keystone Policy Center to lead its education work, the organization announced Tuesday. Chalkbeat

SECOND CHANCES A new program in the Greeley school district offers high school dropouts a the chance to earn a GED and enroll in classes at Aims Community College. Greeley Tribune

STEM IN COLORADO A festival that aims to get students interested in STEM careers will take place at 11 a.m., Sept. 23 at Denver’s East High School. Denver Post

STILL THE STANDARD Most of the states that first endorsed the Common Core academic standards are still using them in some form, despite continued debate over whether they are improving student performance in reading and math. AP via The Aurora Sentinel