ELECTION 2017 Whatever way you look at it, the Aurora school board election is likely to be a game-changer. Chalkbeat

How the school board election in wealthy Douglas County turned into a political melee. Chalkbeat

From Denver to Douglas County, school board elections are drawing big money and plenty of partisanship. Denver Post

Former Colorado Speaker of the House Terrance Carroll blasted attempts to tie Denver school board candidates to Betsy DeVos and Donald Trump as “patently false and defamatory.” Chalkbeat

SPEAKING OF DEVOS … In her first few months on the job, the education secretary has met or talked with prominent conservative thinkers, a pollster, the billionaire founder of PayPal, and the author of “Hillbilly Elegy.” Chalkbeat

‘DREAMERS’ The superintendent of Colorado Springs’ most diverse school district is among 55 educators nationwide who signed a letter sent this week to Congress appealing for a “permanent, meaningful bipartisan solution” for those protected by Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. Gazette

The editorial board of the Sterling newspaper wants a Congressional fix, too. Journal-Advocate