ELECTION 2016 They rarely see eye to eye on issues, but two of Colorado’s largest education interest groups are coming together to support a Democrat for the State Board of Education. Chalkbeat

Meanwhile, Republican state board chairman Steve Durham, who was first appointed to his seat on the board, is pledging to provide more power to parents if elected to a full term. Gazette

BEYOND RECOGNITION This Fort Collins school leader was just named Principal of the Year — like of the entire nation. Chalkbeat

BOARD ROOM POLITICS Relive the State Board of Education’s recent controversies in this Westword cover story. Westword

RAISING CONCERNS A group of parents at a Greeley charter school told officials they were concerned about the school’s low statewide quality rating, which they say has driven students out. Greeley Tribune

DOUGCO DRAMA Bitter division continued to mark the Douglas County School Board as members deadlocked over whom to choose to fill the board seat recently vacated by Doug Benevento. Denver Post

SAFE SCHOOLS The Pueblo school board heard both an update on crime in the city and a request for better cooperation with police during a recent special meeting. Chieftain

EARLY BIRD GETS THE … HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA? Middle school students in Littleton may soon be able to start high school a year early. 9News

BOND, SCHOOL BOND The Fort Collins school district has run out of room for students, and now the district is asking voters to approve a $375 million bond to build new schools. Coloradoan

TWO CENTS The Aurora Sentinel says voters should approve the Cherry Creek School District’s tax increase request that would pay for a new career center, other new buildings and maintenance. Aurora Sentinel