TWO HATS A longtime promoter of school choice and charter schools, Denver Public Schools is having a tougher time managing the conflict of both authorizing and operating schools. Chalkbeat Colorado

One out-of-state charter school operator with a checkered past locally isn’t happy with being rejected by DPS — and district officials are having none of it. Chalkbeat Colorado

SAFE OR UNSAFE? An Aurora school board member really said this about immigrants so we are including it again. Chalkbeat Colorado

THINKING AHEAD Denver students are getting a jump on their careers through STEM education. 9News

#cowx You can probably guess what is happening with high school graduations scheduled for Friday at Red Rocks. Channel 7 

GOODBYE, HELLO Three of Boulder Valley’s older school buildings will be demolished this summer, with new replacement buildings set to open in August. Daily Camera 

ACCOLADES An elementary school in Colorado Springs’ Harrison School District is the first Colorado school to earn a 2017 America’s Best Urban Schools Award from the National Center for Urban School Transformation. Gazette

You can nominate someone for Colorado Teacher of the Year. Vail Daily

We featured the teaching strategies of last year’s winner here, and wrote about how last year’s finalists lacked racial diversity.