HOW I TEACH From bikes to blue hair: How one Denver kindergarten teacher shares his passion with students. Chalkbeat

AN INTRODUCTION Chalkbeat Colorado has a new bureau chief: Erica Meltzer, an experienced journalist who came to us from local news startup Denverite. Get to know her in our introductory Q&A. Chalkbeat

ACADEMIC INSURANCE Children’s Health Insurance Program is on the brink. Here’s why that matters for education. Chalkbeat

TACKLING DESEGREGATION A community group in Denver’s Park Hill neighborhood wants to take on the issue of school segregation from the ground up. 9News

TECH ED Construction trades and early childhood education are two new programs the Boulder Valley School District’s Technical Education Center plans to add as it updates its options for students. Daily Camera

OPEN FOR NOW Loveland’s Van Buren and Stansberry elementary schools will not close next year, but the school district has not guaranteed that its two smallest schools will not be shuttered in the future. Loveland Reporter-Herald

OPINION A mother from Redstone who works as a family support specialist for the Roaring Fork Schools offers her thoughts on how schools can meaningfully engage parents. The 74

ICY CONDITIONS An Arvada mom who says her son got a concussion after slipping on black ice at recess says the fall could have been prevented if his school had kept students indoors. Fox31