THE CHOSEN Seventeen people from a range of backgrounds and perspectives will help lead Colorado’s efforts to draft a new state education plan. Chalkbeat Colorado

SMART CHOICES Teen students who like school tend to be more responsible about sex, a new study shows. Chalkbeat Colorado

POWER PLAY? Education and community advocates believe the superintendent of troubled Pueblo City Schools was forced out. Pueblo Chieftain

THINK BIG A 200-student alternative high school in Glenwood Springs is in the running for a $10 million grant to see through its plan to reinvent high school. Post Independent

BIG ASK As Chalkbeat previously reported, Denver Public Schools will seek voter approval for a $572 bond issue this fall. North Denver Tribune

VEEPSTAKES In case you missed our story earlier this week, check out the education policy credentials of Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, who has been mentioned as potential vice presidential material. Chalkbeat Colorado

And here’s where all the shortlisted Democratic vice presidential prospects stand on education. The 74