AURORA LEADERS A question and answer session with the man who was hired this summer to lead Aurora’s reform efforts with charter schools and the innovation schools. Chalkbeat Colorado

AWARDS The superintendent of Cherry Creek Schools was named Superintendent of the Year in part for his advocacy on changing school finance. Chalkbeat Colorado, Aurora Sentinel

STATE RATINGS Brighton schools jumped off the state’s watch list this year. Denver Post

STUDENT VOICE Colorado students in a mock election have elected Hillary Clinton by a wide margin. Denver Post

Voting in another mock election hosted by an education program from the University of Virginia was just getting underway in Colorado Springs schools Tuesday. The Gazette

ELECTION 2016 The Cherry Creek School District bond and mill levy would pay for new schools and for maintaining class sizes and recruiting teachers. Denver Post

The superintendent of Eagle County schools explains why this year’s ballot is so full, and asks voters to inform themselves about school tax measures. Vail Daily

Plenty of money going into one CU Regent race. The Gazette

DEBATES Teachers, including one in a Denver Public School, talk about how they have navigated class discussions sparked by this year’s election. Associated Press