HOW I TEACH Meet the Colorado Teacher of the Year finalist who uses music to teach second-graders vocabulary. Chalkbeat Colorado

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION The sharp differences between Clinton and Trump on education. Gazette via Associated Press

OPINION Colorado should return Michael Bennet, who was Denver superintendent before he was a U.S. senator, to the Senate, the Denver Post editorial board says. Denver Post

PAY IT FORWARD After nearly six years of collecting tips, a Broomfield pizza shop will hand out $30,000 in scholarships. Broomfield Enterprise

BOND CONTROVERSY As the election approaches, some Wiggins residents are voicing disapproval over Ballot Question 3W, which would create a bond for a new high school building. Fort Morgan Times

LITTLE FEEDBACK The Cañon City School Board heard comments from just one parent Monday during a public hearing about the future of two schools, less than one month before it makes a final decision. Cañon City Daily Record

THIS IS A TEST The Steamboat Springs School District deployed a test of its emergency communication system Friday, pushing out more than 3,500 phone calls and 3,200 emails to parents, guardians and school staff members in a matter of 17 minutes. Steamboat Pilot and Today

SCHOOL SAFETY An alleged hallway pencil-stabbing at a southeast Colorado Springs middle school sent one student to the hospital and led to another’s suspension. Gazette, 11News