BETTING ON BONDS Almost $2 million has poured into campaigns working to pass Colorado’s 10 largest school bond requests from a range of interests that could benefit. Chalkbeat Colorado

SCHOOL FINANCE Colorado schools would see a modest increase in per-pupil funding under Gov. John Hickenlooper’s newly proposed budget, but the state’s school funding woes are bigger than that. Chalkbeat Colorado, Denver Post

BIG STAKES Education reform groups are continuing to pour money into the state’s most significant State Board of Education race. Chalkbeat Colorado 

GLASS HALF FULL Boulder fifth-graders find hope — yes, hope — in the 2016 election. Colorado Public Radio

GOTTA CATCH ‘EM ALL Longmont’s Eagle Crest Elementary students get active through Pokemon. Daily Camera

THE COMMISH The commissioner of the Colorado High School Activities Association riffs on parity in high school football, an impending mercy rule for basketball and more. Denver Post

PAST DUE With the delivery of a roughly $1.8 million check, coal company Peabody Energy and Routt County appear to have settled a tax dispute that left the school district reeling. Daily Sentinel