MONEY MATTERS Nearly 70 percent of the money donated to former state Sen. Michael Johnston’s gubernatorial bid in the first quarter of 2017 came from outside Colorado, records show. Chalkbeat

ON THE OFFENSE Randi Weingarten promises to ‘educate’ Betsy DeVos as her teachers union kicks off a campaign against the Trump agenda. Chalkbeat

HEALTHY SCHOOLS Colorado is one step closer to passing a bill that would make sure the water at public schools is safe to drink. 9News via Coloradoan

CHA… CHA… CHANGES A mid-school-year schedule change that ended a common practice of mixing students from different grades already has improved the atmosphere at Fountain Middle School, according to staff and students. Gazette

The Pueblo City School Board is set to approve new graduation requirements. Pueblo Chieftain

BUDGET TALKS The Boulder Valley School District’s budget for the next school year includes money to add elementary counselors, add materials and training to better help dyslexic students and increase special education staffing. Daily Camera

EXTRA HELP  The Girls Circle at a Lakewood middle schools is geared toward eighth-grade and seventh-grade girls who the school has identified as being in need of some extra support at school. Denver Post

HUMAN RESOURCES  A Colorado elementary school teacher has been recognized for her use of data-collection technology with her students. 9News

FINAL FRONTIER Students at a Lafayette high school sent an experiment to the International Space Station. Times-Call

ELECTION 2017 A member of the Cherry Creek school board has filed paper work to seek re-election. Aurora Sentinel