FUNDING WOES When voters defeated Jeffco’s bond, one school lost out on a $20 million renovation that has been on hold for more than seven years. Chalkbeat Colorado

LEAD School districts are getting results back from lead testing started this summer. The repairs for school sinks or water fountains might not come in Jeffco, but Denver is already preparing some fixes. Chalkbeat Colorado

CLASS DESIGN Denver Public Schools is working with an architect in the early stages of looking into redesigning classrooms. Colorado Public Radio

STUDY DATA University professors are looking at developing smart textbooks that can take information about what a student is trying to remember to help him or her study. Colorado Public Radio

HEALTHY EATING The school cafeteria at Englewood High School has failed health inspections and has been cited for multiple violations. Fox 31

STUDENT RETENTION Colorado Mesa University has increased the number of students coming back for a second year. Daily Sentinel

FOR-PROFIT Colorado Heights University, which shares a campus with Denver schools in southwest Denver, is closing. Denver Post