JOB PROTECTIONS Fewer teachers in Colorado’s six largest school districts are at risk of losing their job protections after back-to-back ineffective ratings, according to numbers provided by the districts. Chalkbeat

EDUCATOR EFFECTIVENESS Jeffco Public Schools is not following a timeline laid out in state law to gauge teacher performance, calling it a flawed process for taking action against ineffective teachers. Chalkbeat

KINDERGARTEN READY A new report highlights Colorado’s efforts to more carefully track preschoolers’ progress and provide that information to their kindergarten teachers. Chalkbeat

ACT (OR SAT) FOR ALL New research finds a simple strategy can modestly boost the share of poor students who go on to college: requiring, and paying for, all students to take the ACT or SAT. Chalkbeat

A CENTURY Sargent Schools in Monte Vista celebrated its 100th anniversary as a school district by hosting a reunion celebration attended by alumni from many different eras. Valley Courier