STATE OF CHARTERS Colorado’s charter schools are more diverse, performing better and paying teachers less, according to a new report on the state of the charter sector. Chalkbeat Colorado

NOT CUTTING IT Under the state’s landmark teacher effectiveness law, nearly 50 Denver teachers are poised to lose non-probationary status — or tenure — after two consecutive years of being rated ineffective at their jobs. Chalkbeat Colorado

UNDER SCRUTINY A FOX 31 investigation raises questions about district oversight, cozy relationships and possible financial irregularities involving the P.U.S.H. Academy high school in northeast Denver and the nonprofit Young Adults for Positive Action. FOX 31

REACHING OUT The Thompson School District is taking creative steps to better engage low-income families after learning it was not in compliance with federal requirements. Chronicle of Social Change

GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS Colorado ranks third in the nation on CNBC’s list of the top states for business, even though it was dragged down by ranking No. 42 in per-pupil spending. 5280

CHANGE OF SCENERY High school students from a Denver charter school get a taste of the ranch life this summer. Steamboat Today

VP IN WAITING? The man at the center of speculation over Donald Trump’s vice presidential pick — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence — has supported expanding charter schools and voucher programs, and pushed to create a state-funded preschool program. Chalkbeat Indiana