HOLD YOUR HORSES Colorado’s education chief cooled some lawmakers’ ambitions to overhaul the state’s education laws now that states have more flexibility from the federal government. Chalkbeat

PRESCHOOL MATTERS The national conversation about whether it’s appropriate to expel 3- and 4-year-olds came to the governor’s mansion this week. Chalkbeat

CHOOSE YOUR OWN ENDING Students between the ages of 11 and 27 who have completed fifth grade can use a new program at CSU-Pueblo to explore options for career paths and post-secondary education beginning Sept. 1. Gazette

PARTY TIME The Greeley school district will welcome students back with a party. Greeley Tribune

CLOSED FOR BUSINESS A Canon City elementary school could be closing it’s doors due to money and maintenance issues. KOAA

HELP WANTED Thirteen individuals applied for two open seats on the Colorado Springs District 11 school board. Gazette

TWO CENTS Pueblo City Schools new innovation zone — which still hasn’t been approved by the state — holds great promise, The Pueblo Chieftain suggests. Pueblo Chieftain