REACHING OUT Teachers in the Adams 14 school district gave up a recent Saturday to ask parents in Commerce City how they could do a better job. The outreach is part of a state and national effort. Chalkbeat

SCHOOL CHOICE vs. SCHOOL FUNDING A proposed military-inspired charter school in Colorado Springs could cause financial woes for the area’s largest school district. That’s why Colorado Springs District 11 may ask the state to charter the school. Gazette

TWO CENTS A retired classroom teacher turned education researcher suggests you should make your high school students write several times during the first week of school. He even included some writing prompts. Chalkbeat

KEEPING IT IN THE CLASSROOM Schools across the nation, including some in Colorado, are ditching homework. 9News

MONEY MATTERS Boulder voters will be asked to increase taxes by $10 million to boost the city’s school district’s budget. Daily Camera 

BACK TO SCHOOL IN PICTURES A photographer from the Greeley Tribune captured images of teachers at Letford Elementary School in Johnstown preparing their classrooms. Greeley Tribune