WAIVED State education officials said Friday that educators who have to resubmit fingerprints because of an error with their background checks, do not have to pay the fee. Chalkbeat Colorado

STEM Three bills, including one that will be debated in the House Education Committee today, will seek to increase access to science, technology, engineering and math classes and define what makes the courses high quality. Chalkbeat Colorado

AND THE ARTS Summer camp program officials say they are filling in the programming gaps left when school districts cut arts due to shrinking budgets. Denver Post

SCHOOLS CHIEF The school board for the Moffat County district extended the contract for their superintendent, who started in May, through 2019. Craig Daily Press

TWO CENTS Kerrie Dallman, president of the state teacher’s union, writes about Senate Bill 61, the charter school funding bill. Denver Post