THE RACE IS ON All four Denver school board seats up for grabs in this fall’s election are now contested, with the race for Barbara O’Brien’s at-large seat the most crowded so far. Chalkbeat

EXAMINING VOUCHERS As the debate about private school vouchers heats up, here’s a look at what research says about their effectiveness. Chalkbeat

WORK OF ART A striking new mural at Denver’s Florence Crittenton High School, an alternative school for teen moms, depicts scenes of motherhood. Westword

TWO LANGUAGES, ONE SCHOOL The Roaring Fork School District in Glenwood Springs is phasing in a dual-language (Spanish and English) school. Post-Independent

TEACHERS CABINET A Longmont kindergarten teacher is among 20 teachers who will advise Education Commissioner Katy Anthes. Times-Call

NO CHILD LEFT INSIDE Bipartisan legislation would give fourth-graders free access to all U.S. national parks. Channel 7