JEFFCO CLOSURES Jeffco Public Schools considered 10 factors when deciding what schools they should recommend for closure, but school performance wasn’t one. Chalkbeat Colorado

Another proposed cut is the central funding for one of the country’s only gifted and talented programs at the high school level located in Wheat Ridge High School. Chalkbeat Colorado

ELL The State Board of Education is asking for draft rules that would require all Colorado teachers take training to prepare to teach English language learners. Chalkbeat Colorado

EQUAL FUNDING A bill that would require school districts to share locally approved tax increases with charter schools has a hearing today. Chalkbeat Colorado

STATE BUDGET Democratic Rep. Crisanta Duran said yesterday that legislators can not talk about fixing roads without also talking about funding schools. Colorado Independent, The Gazette