EQUITY ISSUES Months after a report found black students and teachers in Denver face inequities, a district-created task force revealed its 11 recommendations for how to address the root causes. Chalkbeat

SCHOOL BOARD RACES Denver school board member Rosemary Rodriguez said Wednesday that she is not running for re-election, putting her southwest Denver seat up for grabs. Chalkbeat

EARLY EDUCATION Colorado gets good marks on preschool access for 3-year-olds, but not so much on funding, according to a new report. Chalkbeat

TEACHER HOUSING More Colorado school districts turn to subsidized housing to retain teachers. KUNC

PAY RAISES St. Vrain Valley School District teachers have negotiated a tentative salary increase that will lead to starting teachers making $40,000 beginning in 2018-19. Daily Camera

SCHOLASTIC APP Eagle County Schools will be Colorado’s first district to buy Footsteps2Brilliance, an app designed to help pre-kindergarten through third-grade children acquire language skills. Vail Daily

SPECIAL EDUCATION The Poudre School District superintendent is putting plans to seek Medicaid reimbursement on hold, citing uncertainty related to federal health care reform. Coloradoan

SCHOOL CLOSING Students, teachers and parents came together Tuesday night to say goodbye to Pleasant View Elementary School in Golden. Fox31

BIG DONATION The owner and manager of Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park is donating $600,000 for capital projects at Denver’s North High School. Denver Post