DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS A group of seventh-grade girls in Denver started the school year talking about Charlottesville and their own experiences with prejudice and racism. Chalkbeat

OUTPERFORMING One Denver school, University Prep Steele Street, celebrated success on Friday after posting some of the best growth scores in the state. Chalkbeat

ECLIPSE Educators are incorporating the eclipse into today’s classes, even if they cancel outside viewing events like in Montezuma-Cortez. Denver Post, The Journal, KOAA

IN THEIR OWN WORDS The Aurora History Museum is featuring an exhibit sharing the stories of refugee and immigrant students at Aurora’s Crawford Elementary. Westword

BACK TO SCHOOL A look at what’s new at the school districts in the Durango area including new career classes at Durango High School, and restorative justice training for elementary teachers in Ignacio. Durango Herald

NEW LAW College alternatives must now be discussed as part of post-high school counseling. Channel 7

CHARTER OPTIONS An overview of the charter schools in Colorado Springs that are new or expanding. Gazette