TEACHER EVALUATION Colorado is piloting changes to its teacher evaluation program aimed at making evaluations easier for principals to conduct and harder for teachers to ace. Chalkbeat

VOTING MATTERS A Colorado lawmaker thinks a key constituency should have a greater say about who serves on local school boards: students. Chalkbeat

SCHOOL LEADERSHIP How an Aurora high school in an “innovation zone” took a new approach to hiring a principal. Chalkbeat

FIRST PERSON I was a winner in an academically segregated Denver school. Now, I’m driven to advocate for the other side. Chalkbeat

INCREASING AWARENESS Colorado Sikhs are asking that their religion be included in the faiths taught in social studies courses as a way to increase understanding and combat bullying. Aurora Sentinel

CHARTER LOCATION A group of Highlands Ranch residents is fighting the proposed location of a new K-12 charter school. Douglas County News-Press

SCHOOL BOARD RACES Candidates, including a retired teacher and two spouses of teachers, are emerging for Boulder Valley and St. Vrain school board races. Daily Camera

TOTAL ECLIPSE The Jefferson County School District says no student will be allowed to view the eclipse with any glasses; only “pinhole projectors” will be allowed. CBS4