HEALTHY SCHOOLS A large share of parents in some Boulder, Fort Collins and Colorado Springs area schools continue to opt their children out of vaccinations, as do surprising numbers of parents in some rural districts. That’s according to a new database that represents Colorado’s first effort to give parents and the public information about how many kids get vaccinations. Chalkbeat, Denver Post, CBS4

TEACHER SHORTAGE Officials from the the Colorado Department of Education and Department of Higher Education will cross-cross the state this summer for a series of town halls to gather information that will help them craft a plan to reverse the trend gripping many of the state’s schools. Chalkbeat, Denver Post, 9News

LEARNING ON THE JOB Denver Public Schools has taken a major step forward in transforming the city’s education model to more closely align with how it’s done in Switzerland. Denver Business Journal

MONEY MATTERS The Greeley School District school board unanimously approved a $228 million budget for next school year — here are three things you need to know. Greeley Tribune

The Widefield School District in El Paso County plans to seek both a property tax increase and a bond to stay in the game and end a budgetary run in the red. Gazette

POLITICS Congressman Jared Polis, one of several Democrats with ties to the state’s education community running for governor, spoke to The 74 about school choice in Denver, the nation’s new education law and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. The 74