FOLLOW THE MONEY Education-oriented donors continued to play an outsized role in the latest fundraising round of a governor’s race where all leading Democratic candidates have strong connections to Colorado schools. Chalkbeat

THE WHEELS ON THE BUS While the RE-1 Valley Board of Education has approved increasing bus driver pay in an effort to better attract and retain drivers, two former bus drivers say it’s more than just the pay that is causing drivers to leave. Journal-Advocate 

THE ROAD TO COLLEGE Finding student loans that work best to your benefit or cover a portion of your tuition can be stressful. But what if finding a loan was as easy as searching and booking a flight on, let’s say Expedia? 9News