FEELING BLUE Fewer Denver schools earned the top two ratings this year on the school district’s color-coded scale after a switch to state tests designed to be more demanding. Chalkbeat Colorado, North Denver Tribune

OUT OF TIME? These four schools face the prospect of closure as a result of the latest school ratings. Chalkbeat Colorado

ABCs of SPF Your guide to understanding the ratings system, known as the School Performance Framework. Chalkbeat Colorado

ELECTION 2016 How Poudre School District wants to spend its $295.5 million request on new schools. Coloradoan

The Summit School District board presses its case for measures 3A and 3B. Summit Daily

The Aspen superintendent makes his pitch to voters on the district’s two money measures. Aspen Times

Inside the high-stakes race that could tip the University of Colorado Board of Regents to Democrats for the first time in nearly 40 years. Colorado Independent 

Chalkbeat has compiled all of its Election 2016 coverage in one place and you should read all the stories.

SING, SING A SONG A project in rural Hayden seeks to incorporate the arts — including songwriting — into the core curriculum of underserved students. Steamboat Today

SEEKING DIVERSITY A Carbondale charter school is seeking to boost minority enrollment. Post-Independent