DSST The high performing charter network has started the process to seek approval of two new schools it wants to open in Aurora’s boundaries, reaching for the first time beyond Denver. Chalkbeat Colorado

HOW I TEACH A Colorado Springs teacher is motivated to connect with her students based on her own experiences growing up poor. Chalkbeat Colorado

COMPARING CHOICES U.S. Secretary Betsy DeVos criticized Denver on school choice Wednesday. Chalkbeat Colorado, New York Times

ON LEAVE Boulder schools Superintendent Bruce Messinger was placed on leave pending an investigation. Daily Camera

TRANSPORTATION More Greeley students will be walking to school next year as the district looks to save money by increasing walking distance and changing start times. Greeley Tribune