HAIL TO THE INTERIM CHIEF Katy Anthes, the Colorado Department of Education’s widely respected chief of staff, was tapped Friday to temporarily lead the state agency after former Commissioner Rich Crandall’s surprise resignation a day earlier. Chalkbeat

TEACHER SHORTAGE In an effort to boost the number of teachers, the University of Northern Colorado is reaching out to high school students to build interest in teaching and attracting students in nontraditional fields, like engineering, to the profession. Greeley Tribune

SPECIAL NEEDS A new school in Colorado Springs is helping students learn — and stay sober. Gazette

LOOKING BACK, FORWARD Diana Sirko, the Roaring Fork school district’s retiring superintendent, reflects on her 41 years in education, and what might come next. Post Independent

PROTEST Fed up with online sexual harassment, a group of Regis Jesuit High School girls confronted their administration Friday then walked out of school. Denver Post