INVISIBLE THREAT Nearly 30 public schools in Denver sit near high-traffic roads — and the air pollution those routes generate daily. Chalkbeat Colorado

THE 2018 VOTE Former U.S. senator and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will not be part of a still-developing campaign for governor that promises to prominently feature public education. Chalkbeat Colorado

Other Democrats are weighing a primary run, and at least one announcement sounds imminent. Denver Post

INTERVENTION Chalkbeat’s Nic Garcia speaks to Colorado Public Radio about state intervention in chronically struggling schools and districts (audio coming later). CPR

LANDMARK CASE Another take on this week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in a Douglas County case involving the rights of students with disabilities. Atlantic

DOWN IN D-11 … Plans to open a military-style charter school in Colorado Springs this fall are in danger. Gazette

The Colorado Springs School District 11 school board approved selling land that was earmarked for a new school, and now is in the sights of a housing developer. Gazette

HUMAN RESOURCES The Mesa County school board is considering four finalists for superintendent. Daily Sentinel