LEGISLATIVE TEA LEAVES Our guide to how the education debate could shift if Democrats retake Colorado’s Senate. Chalkbeat Colorado

BEST OF THE UNDEAD These photos of Emily Griffith Technical College cosmetology students as zombies are both impressive and terrifying. Chalkbeat Colorado

THE STATE OF EDUCATION In 1946, Life magazine used Denver’s East High School as a backdrop to explore the question, How should schools prepare students for the real world? Seventy years later, 5280 magazine revisits that question. 5280

GRADUATION GUIDELINES A primer on Colorado’s changing high school graduation requirements. KUNC

OPINION The Glenwood Springs Post-Independent has endorsed Republican State Board of Education member Joyce Rankin to retain her seat. Glenwood Springs Post-Independent

‘CULTURE OF RESPECT’ A local women’s service group wants Boulder Valley schools to teach students about gender, relationships and bullying related to violence against women. Daily Camera

‘ONE IN A MELON’ In addition to a certificate of recognition, the St. Vrain Valley School District — winner of the USDA’s first “One in a Melon” contest for the state of Colorado — received a five-gallon food service salad spinner. Longmont Times-Call

HELPING HANDS Why three local high school students formed a nonprofit to feed the homeless. 5280

HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY The GED program at Emily Griffith Technical College pairs online lessons with in-person instruction. Denver Post