Q&A University of Denver’s researcher, Doug Clements, says that doing math with young kids helps them become better learners.  Chalkbeat Colorado

HIGH-STAKES Research out of Florida found that schools encourage their least effective teachers to work with their youngest students in grades that don’t take state tests. Chalkbeat

HIGH-ACHIEVING Burlington Elementary in Longmont is serving as a model for low-performing schools across the state. Times-Call

APPROVED The Falcon School District 49 approved a charter school to open in 2018 where the founding board is affiliated with and supported by a charter school initiative of Hillsdale College, a Christian school. The Gazette

CUTTING WASTE More than 100,000 pounds of steel furniture, about 85,000 books and almost 81,000 pounds of electronics have been reused or recycled in Boulder school construction projects. Daily Camera

SHORT BUSES Denver Public Schools announced Friday that it plans to phase out standard-size school buses on some routes in favor of smaller vehicles. Channel 7