SEXTING PANIC A Denver professor argues for a different approach to sexting: Let teens do it and focus on discouraging privacy violations and harassment. Chalkbeat Colorado

NEW LEADER A longtime Pueblo educator who was unsuccessful in boosting test scores at one of the city’s most troubled middle schools will lead the academically struggling district through the 2016-17 school year. Chalkbeat Colorado, Pueblo Chieftain

ON THE CLOCK State education officials were in Pueblo Wednesday to discuss the performance of the city’s schools and the state’s ticking accountability clock. Pueblo Chieftain, KKTV, KOAA

ACT SCORES The latest scores from the ACT college entrance exam suggest many high school graduates across the nation aren’t ready for college-level course work. AP via Denver Post

NOT REALLY FRUIT? A sugary snack once served as a breakfast fruit at a Denver school is now gone thanks in part to a group of parents. 7News

BIG BROTHERS, BIG SISTERS A new mentor program will pair every freshman at a Colorado Springs charter school with an adult from the community. Gazette

POKEMON? NO In the words of one Cherry Creek School District official: “If there’s a Pokemon in your Algebra II class, well then too bad.” Aurora Sentinel

VOTED DOWN A K-12 military-style charter school will have to seek authorization from the state after the Colorado Springs School District 11 school board reluctantly turned it away. Gazette

ON THE BALLOT Boulder Valley voters will see a request in November for a $10 million tax increase to bolster the school district’s budget. Daily Camera

Voters in the Thompson School District will be asked in November to approve a $288 million bond issue and an $11 million mill levy override. Loveland Reporter-Herald

And voters in the St. Vrain Valley School District will be asked to authorize a $260 million capital construction bond issue on the November ballot that includes building two new schools and a new innovation center. Longmont Times-Call

NO POT MONEY HERE The Cherry Creek School District superintendent wants parents to know his district has not received any money from marijuana tax revenue. 7News

RIBBON CUTTING A new $25 million campus will house two charter high schools in northeast Denver. CBS4