WHY SO NEGATIVE? Colorado lawmakers are rebranding a controversial tool that limits spending on schools. Chalkbeat

MONEY MATTERS The Trump administration appears to be going ahead with a $1 billion effort to push districts to allow school choice, according to budget documents obtained by the Washington Post. Chalkbeat

OPINION Why the president of a conservative Colorado education advocacy group believes ending systematic discrimination against charter schools is important. Denver Post

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS New graduation guidelines at Montezuma-Cortez High School ask students to choose one of eight tracks meant to steer them toward college, military or the workforce. The Journal

POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE Falcon School District 49 has a new tradition: the senior walk. Gazette

TEACHER CONTRACT Teachers in the Thompson school district will get a half-percent raise next year. Loveland Reporter-Herald

BACK AT WORK Five months after a paralyzing snowboard accident, a Littleton elementary principal returns to school. 9News