Q&A Lily Eskelsen Garcia, president of the nation’s largest teachers union, came to Denver to stump for Hillary Clinton. We asked her about the new federal education law, teacher shortages and the union’s interest in community schools. Chalkbeat Colorado

SCHOOL FUNDING What’s the difference between a school bond and a mill levy? We explain. Chalkbeat Colorado

BRAIN SCIENCE Five things teachers can do to help kids who’ve endured trauma, courtesy of a new national campaign backed by the U.S. Department of Justice. Chalkbeat Colorado

POLITICAL GRAFFITI Vandals spray painted the words “We Support Trump for Presidet” (sic) on a Monument high school in what some suspect was a response to the student newspaper endorsing Clinton. Gazette

DISAGREEMENT The Poudre School District superintendent is calling a recent newspaper report about deferred maintenance within the district “ridiculous” and “unfounded” while acknowledging district staff used the wrong terminology in describing the district’s maintenance needs in relation to a proposed $375 million bond. Coloradoan

STUDENT VOTE Sixteen students from the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind cast votes Monday on machines specialized for people who are hearing-impaired, vision-impaired and with other disabilities. Gazette

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION Links to our past coverage of a Hillary Clinton rally attended by a large group of teachers from the Adams 12 Five Star school district, details on how Clinton wants to make computer science courses available to every kid and a primer on the education policy record of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, Donald Trump’s VP pick.

LOGO NO-GO High schools across the country — and here in Colorado — are being targeted by colleges and universities for using similar logos. Denver Post

BOARD CONTROVERSY The Douglas County school board president appointed a new member to fill a vacancy, but some members say they weren’t told about the swearing-in ceremony. Denver Post, Douglas County News-Press

NO CHARTER The Jefferson County school board rejected the application of a Montessori charter school that wants to serve preschool through eighth-grade students in east Lakewood. Colorado Independent

LEGISLATORS IN TRAINING A new St. Vrain Valley School District student club being led by a former state lawmaker will mock-debate proposals being considered on the floor at the State Capitol. Daily Camera

STUDYING ABROAD A Steamboat Springs teacher who spent five months in Finland under a Fulbright Award is sharing what she learned with her colleagues. One practice she observed? Teachers and students eating lunch together. Steamboat Pilot and Today