HOW I TEACH An earth science teacher from Columbine High School talks about a lesson that’s a point of pride — and pain. Chalkbeat Colorado

ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK President Trump’s budget would eliminate federal funding for AmeriCorps, which sends young adults to work in high-poverty schools across the country, including in Denver. Chalkbeat

BUT …. Trump’s budget adds $1.4 billion for school choice efforts. Chalkbeat

Denver Public Schools is concerned about the budget’s potential impact. Denver Post

DISCIPLINE DEBATE The Denver school board Thursday night formally — and enthusiastically — introduced proposed changes to how the district approaches suspensions and expulsions in the early grades. Chalkbeat Colorado

SPECIAL EDUCATION Falcon School District 49 is creating a school geared toward children struggling with reading and behavior problems. Gazette

PERSONNEL FILE Boulder Valley School District has hired new principals for a middle school and high school. Daily Camera

CHARTER IMPACT The Douglas County Board of Education has directed district staff to put together a comprehensive report looking at the impact of charter schools in the district. Castle Rock News-Press