COLLECTIONS Colorado schools will no longer be allowed to withhold students’ transcripts or prohibit them from participating in graduation ceremonies if they have unpaid fines. Chalkbeat

A HIGHER STANDARD Colorado schools and districts seeking flexibility from state law will need to make a more compelling case after state lawmakers Tuesday gave the State Board of Education greater authority to reject such requests. Chalkbeat

HOW I TEACH  He wasn’t much of a cook, now this French teacher has a winning recipe for teaching his native tongue. Chalkbeat

SEARCHING FOR OPPORTUNITY Why one Colorado high school student decided to leave her poor school district for a more affluent one next door. CPR

BUDGET DEBATE Schools and education nonprofits that rely on AmeriCorps members may soon be able to breathe a sigh of relief — at least temporarily. Chalkbeat

TWO FOR ONE A bill aimed at helping middle class Coloradans save for college and in recruiting teachers for rural schools passed the state House. Denver Post

MAKING ROOM The crowded Falcon District 49 school district is expanding and breaking ground on a new school. Gazette

HUMAN RESOURCES In her eighth year of running the show in Calhan School District RJ-1, Linda Miller has abruptly quit as superintendent. Gazette

HELP WANTED Principals  at two low-performing Pueblo schools resigned. KOAA

HEALTHY SCHOOLS A garden at an Arvada elementary school is getting some much needed TLC. Denver Post