THE PLAN While Colorado’s federally required education plan is being celebrated by national observers for changes to the state’s school accountability system and extensive community engagement process, some advocates who helped shape the document say it falls short. Chalkbeat

STARTING YOUNG An 18-year-old Manual High School student is running for Denver school board. Chalkbeat, Denver Post

SOUNDING BOARD Colorado’s education commissioner is forming a new 15-member advisory group of teachers from around the state. The Gazette

CUTS COMING Poudre School District will cut six to nine staff positions at its central office next school year as part of an effort to address lower than expected state funding. The Coloradoan

GEOGRAPHY ACE A student at Liberty Common School in Fort Collins won the Colorado National Geographic Geography Bee Friday. Denver Post

OIL AND GAS The Garfield County Board of Commissioners joined a push by counties to oppose legislation that would require greater setbacks from schools for oil and gas activity. The Daily Sentinel