Rise & Shine: DU professor creates app to help young students learn math

RURAL ROADBLOCK Legislation that would significantly limit suspensions and expulsions for Colorado’s youngest students has hit a late and possibly fatal roadblock — opposition from the state’s rural school districts. Chalkbeat

HUMAN RESOURCES Former Jeffco Public Schools Superintendent Dan McMinimee has been named head of a growing charter school network catering to immigrant and at-risk students. Chalkbeat

MATH MATTERS A DU professor has created a downloadable app for children ages 2 to 8 to accelerate learning in mathematics. 9News

SPRING STORM The latest spring storm hit the Colorado Springs area with several inches of snow overnight, leaving several school districts closed or on delay, felled trees, power outages and slick roads. Gazette

FREE SPEECH Gov. John Hickenlooper Tuesday signed into law the abolition of free-speech zones on public college campuses. The areas have been used to confine public demonstrations to designated areas. Denver Post