Rise & Shine: The Denver school board takes a stand for DACA with not much time left

THE AFTERMATH The shooting that left 17 people dead on Wednesday has elicited both terror and anger — and raised debates that are far from settled about how to keep American students safe. Chalkbeat

SOLIDARITY The Denver school board took a formal stand asking Congress to save the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and promised to provide educators with the opportunity to teach about immigrant rights. Chalkbeat

IF AT FIRST YOU DON’T SUCCEED A struggling Greeley school very nearly got itself off the accountability clock but missed by a fraction of a percent. The State Board of Education appears likely to let Billie Martinez Elementary’s principal and teachers keep working under their existing innovation plan to improve student learning. Chalkbeat

MORE MONEY Thousands of additional Colorado families might be able to pay for child care if a federal spending bill due in March fulfills the pledge of a recently approved budget deal. Chalkbeat

FUTURE HELPERS A program at Manual High School trains students to work in medical professions. KDVR