HOW I TEACH The 2017 Colorado Civic Educator of the Year shares her thoughts on student-made podcasts, making class fun and the power of a calm mind. Chalkbeat

NEW SYSTEM Colorado Springs School District 11 will no longer recognize valedictorians and salutatorians starting in 2021. Gazette

CURSIVE AS CATHARSIS? Cursive isn’t dead at Denver’s Stanley British Primary School. CPR

‘EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES’ The Gazette editorial board praises Colorado’s charter school funding equalization legislation, which Gov. Hickenlooper is signing into law Friday. Gazette

LET THE SUN SHINE IN For those of you seeking public documents connected to schools: In the first major update to Colorado open records law in two decades, records kept in a digital format must be released in that form. Coloradoan