NO MORE PARCC Colorado will begin shifting away from standardized tests developed as part of a controversial multi-state effort and toward tests developed mostly by Colorado educators. Chalkbeat

IMPROVEMENT PLAN Adams 14 School District officials will return to the State Board of Education on Thursday with a revised school improvement plan meant to address concerns. Chalkbeat

ROBOTICS CHAMPS In the basement of a Highlands Ranch home, in a neighborhood of winding streets and cul-de-sacs, the Millennium Falcon sits shrouded in Roswell-type secrecy. Denver Post

SCHOOL LEADERSHIP Change — both personally and professionally — has come quickly for Josh Griffin, the new interim principal at Jeffco’s D’Evelyn High School. Columbine Courier

EDUCATOR PAY Teachers in Moffat County will receive raises this fall. Craig Daily Press

Poudre School District’s leader will get a raise next school year along with the district’s 4,500 employees. Coloradoan

TOO HOT TO LEARN Denver is among the country’s biggest school districts without full air conditioning, a topic Chalkbeat has written about several times. The 74

MOVING ON For 20 years Leona Larson and Mike Williams shared the drive to and from work at South Valley Middle School. Now they’re both retiring. Greeley Tribune