BIG ASK A newly constituted group of educators, lawmakers and state officials led by Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne will be charged with creating a sweeping new strategic plan for education in Colorado. Chalkbeat

HYBRID APPROACH Under the new federal education law, some states are considering measuring academic progress with a hybrid of proficiency (what students know) and growth (how fast they are progressing). Chalkbeat

HOW I TEACH An award-winning Adams 12 teacher shares her strategies for bringing technology into the classroom. Chalkbeat

TESTING THE WATERS Low-income students from Boulder County are getting a taste of college through the “I Have a Dream” program at CU Boulder. Daily Camera

NO WINDFALL Only one Pikes Peak region school will benefit from recreational marijuana tax collections earmarked for school construction projects in the new fiscal year. Gazette

BEING PREPARED A group of Colorado teachers and administrators, mostly from rural areas, were trained in how to respond to active shooters when law enforcement officers are too far away. Denver Post, Greeley Tribune