COMING TO TERMS The Aurora school board on Tuesday night — in its last vote before new board members are sworn in — approved a contract with DSST Public Schools for the charter network’s first school outside of Denver. Chalkbeat

RAISING THE CURTAIN Fifty Aurora high school students started rehearsing a musical about an earlier time, then they discovered ‘harsh truths’ about today. Chalkbeat

BROKEN PROMISE?  Common Core tests were supposed to usher in a new era of comparing America’s schools. What happened? Chalkbeat

OVERSEAS TRAGEDY The family and friends of a former Denver Public Schools assistant principal are struggling to get her back to the U.S. after she suffered a massive stroke teaching abroad and is now in a coma. Fox31

CLASSROOM TECH Grand Junction classrooms got a much needed boost of technology after local organizations raised enough money to donate more than 50 laptops to two schools. Daily Sentinel

HUMAN RESOURCES A Jeffco Public Schools choral teacher was named one of 25 semi-finalists from across the country for the2018 Grammy Music Educator Award. Denver Post

TWO CENTS In her regular column, State Board of Education member Joyce Rankin shares a few details about rule making. Post-Independent