PERCEPTION IS REALITY Most of Denver Public Schools’ black educators believe their white peers fear black students and treat them differently than their white peers. Racism is also rampant in the state’s largest school district, black educators said in a new study. Chalkbeat

LET US HELP YOU In a strongly worded letter that suggested less is more, Colorado pushed back against proposed federal regulations that would change the state’s accountability system. Chalkbeat

MONEY, MONEY, MONEY Nearly $4 billion worth of bond issues and mill levy overrides to fund capital improvements, technology purchases and staffing at hundreds of Colorado schools could end up on the November ballot. Denver Post

OVER AND OUT Two fifth-grade teachers in the Harrison School District 2, who were placed on paid administrative leave in following accusations of cheating on state assessments, will not return to teach this academic year. Gazette

BLOATED BUDGET? The Boulder Valley School District’s spending on central administration is in question after the district’s contentious budget discussions. Daily Camera

OUT OF OPTIONS Larimer County’s most affordable licensed child care option is shrinking, causing more stress on some families already struggling due to the rising cost of housing. Coloradoan

TWO CENTS The executive director of a nonprofit that fights tooth decay writes diet soda should not make a comeback in public schools. Daily Sentinel

BLACK LIVES MATTER The advocacy group Black Lives Matter has created an education platform that includes, among other things, a moratorium on charter schools. The Atlantic