BIG PICTURE Last week’s news about the closure of the well-known Clayton early childhood center highlighted issues about funding for child care centers. Chalkbeat Colorado

HIGH STAKES A slate of candidates, including a former state board member, have announced they are running for seats on the Douglas County’s school board. Chalkbeat Colorado, Colorado Politics

REVENUE Deer Trail is building a new school with a state grant that is funded by marijuana taxes. Denver Post

THE OUTDOORS A program that aims to get more kids outside will get an award from the Colorado Lottery.  Fox 21