Rise & Shine: When high school students complain that school starts too early, they’re not wrong

STATE INTERVENTION PART I A plan to improve the struggling Westminster Public Schools was narrowly approved Thursday by the State Board of Education. Chalkbeat

STATE INTERVENTION PART II The State Board of Education directed the struggling Adams County School District 14 Thursday to finalize an improvement plan but also asked for more details about the role of an outside company it plans to work with. Chalkbeat, 7News

LATE START When teens complain that school starts too early, they’re not wrong, according to new research. Chalkbeat

SAFE SCHOOL Denver Public Schools says it’s aware of the new “blue whale challenge” that includes asking young people to commit suicide. KDVR

A high school teacher at Dakota Ridge in Jefferson County, is apologizing for an angry incident caught on camera, where he appears to throw a chair toward a student. 9News

ELECTION 2017 Greeley-Evans School District 6 Board of Education member Rhonda Solis has announced her bid for re-election this year. Greeley Tribune 

BOARD POLITICS Meet the newest member of the Pueblo City Schools Board of Education. Chieftain

TWO CENTS Public school teachers deserve to be freed from costly and time-consuming regulatory burdens that interfere with their jobs, especially coercive government regulations that serve no pragmatic purpose, writes former lawmaker turned school leader Bob Schaffer. Coloradoan