LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY Colorado educators who led the way in developing high school diploma endorsements recognizing bilingual students worry that new legislation establishing statewide standards for such “seals of biliteracy” sets the bar too low. Chalkbeat

EARLY INTERVENTION  Meet Colorado’s resident expert on early childhood mental health. Chalkbeat

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED David Shuker dodged bullets and helped East Germans escape communism at the hottest spot of the Cold War. Now at 71, he’s receiving his high school diploma from a Denver high school. Denver Post 

ADVERSITY, DIVERSITY Here’s why this 16-year-old high school school graduate represents the diversity of Aurora Public Schools. Aurora Sentinel 

CHARTER SCHOOL FUNDING One lawmaker argues that the Colorado compromise on charter school funding — which received broad bipartisan support at the Capitol —  is a step in the wrong direction. Boulder Weekly

SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION The Mountain Valley School District in Saguache received a $27,072,252 state grant to help build a new school. Center Post Dispatch