TRY, TRY AGAIN Nearly 20 Colorado school districts are asking voters to approve tax measures this November, with a number of them trying again after past disappointments. Chalkbeat

ASP AND YOU SHALL RECEIVE Recently honored by the Colorado Association of School Executives, Colorado education jack-of-all-trades Elliott Asp assesses where Colorado stands and where it’s headed. Chalkbeat

LUNCH LADY The woman who prepares good old-fashioned scratch cooking using locally grown produce for the students of Boulder Valley schools is going national. Denver Post

STANDING READY Jeffco schools are preparing for the possible arrival of hurricane refugees, much like Colorado schools welcomed those displaced by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in 2005. 9News

ELECTION 2017 The Boulder Valley teachers union has endorsed candidates in this fall’s school board elections. Daily Camera

Only four candidates will run for election to Greeley-Evans School District 6’s four at-large school board seats, deciding the election by default. Greeley Tribune

EMPOWERING STUDENTS A Colorado Springs elementary school counselor has been named 2017 Elementary School Counselor of the Year by the Colorado School Counselor Association. Gazette