BIG GRANT A Denver charter middle school devoted to bilingualism and founded with help from City Year has won a $2.5 million grant to help design and launch an innovative high school model. Chalkbeat

MOVERS AND SHAKERS Colorado Education Commissioner Katy Anthes has joined Chiefs for Change, a group of state- and district-level school chiefs advocating for reforms they believe will boost achievement for all students. Chalkbeat

SAFE PASSAGE For years, kids in Denver’s Elyria-Swansea neighborhood have walked between train cars to get to school. A proposed bond project would change that. Denverite

TEACHER HOUSING This map shows where teachers can afford a single-family home in Denver. Denverite

CHARLOTTESVILLE One Wheat Ridge High school history teacher says she plans to discuss the violent events inside her classroom. Fox31

POT MONEY The Cherry Creek superintendent said his school district hadn’t received any marijuana tax money as of August 2016, but information received through a Colorado Open Records Act request shows otherwise. Westword

WELCOME BACK The Boulder Valley School District kicked off its first day with four schools designed to meet the learning needs of students in the 21st century. Daily Camera

St. Vrain Valley School District students returned to school, some to expanded elementaries. Times Call

FIRST AID A lesson in gym class helped a Castle Rock sixth grader save her younger brother’s life. 9News

SCHOOL FUNDING Widefield School District in Colorado Springs will ask voters to approve tax increases to help fund the rapidly growing district. News Channel 13

ECLIPSE A Berthoud High School senior will use a telescope to watch Monday’s partial solar eclipse, and he will do it without any eye protection. That’s because the telescope he will use does not gather visible light from the sun. Loveland Reporter-Herald