STATE BOARD One State Board of Education seat up for re-election this year is being called a high-stakes race with more than $77,000 poured into the campaigns. Chalkbeat Colorado

IN THEIR OWN WORDS A question and answer for both candidates running for the State Board of education seat for the 6th Congressional District. Chalkbeat Colorado

MOVES Alyssa Whitehead-Bust, a former Denver Public Schools administrator, is starting a new consulting firm. Chalkbeat Colorado

SPECIAL VISIT Malala Yousafzai, the 19-year-old Nobel Peace prize winner, visited South High School Friday where her message was especially touching to some of the school’s newcomer center students. Denver Post, Colorado Public Radio, Channel 7, 9News

BULLYING Two parents are suing the Montessori School of Denver claiming their child’s claims of harassment were not taken seriously because the alleged bullies were children of high-ranking members of the school’s board. Denver Post

CUSTODY A state representative from Evergreen may face jail time after a judge found him in contempt of court for trying to opt his children out of tests when he had no power to make their educational decisions. Colorado Independent

STUDENT VOICES The editor of a student newspaper in Monument, just north of Colorado Springs, defended his decision to endorse Hillary Clinton for president after some parents had called for the student staff to be suspended. Colorado Public Radio

CRACKING DOWN Two high school football players in Evergreen were arrested and are facing charges stemming from hazing incidents. Channel 7