TESTING There are now eight school districts and 80 charter schools that have received waivers in the last two years to test kindergarten readiness in their own way. Chalkbeat Colorado

BILINGUAL PATHWAYS The Boulder Valley School District is looking into selling one elementary school to build two new schools, including a middle school where students learn English and Spanish. Daily Camera

SCHOOL CLOSURE Students and staff found out their for-profit school closed when they walked up to the school Wednesday morning and found a sign on the door. 9News, CBS

ONLINE Interest is growing in schools like Colorado’s multi-district online schools that aren’t managed by charters, but yet the problems they face are similar to the problems of online charter schools. Education Week

TECHNICAL The number of schools that train students in the trades are growing. Two districts near Colorado Springs, joined forces to host one school. The Gazette

AWARDS Susana Cordova, Denver Public School’s deputy superintendent, was among the first to be inducted into a new Hall of Fame for Latino leaders. Denver Post

HAPPY SPAGHETTI? Students learning about describing emotions got a special visit from poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, who challenged the kids to think about words. Pueblo Chieftain