TAKING ACTION Students at a struggling high school in Commerce City took to the streets Tuesday to let district officials know they want a new principal and a say in the future of their school. Chalkbeat

HOW I LEAD This Denver assistant principal builds relationships and heads off misbehavior with bow ties. Chalkbeat

FIRST PERSON A Colorado mom — and former school leader — explains how she cut through “the fog of inaction” at her son’s school, using the experience to teach (and learn) about perseverance. Chalkbeat

MONEY MATTERS Voters in Fort Collins and in communities across Colorado, whether they know it or not, are sometimes the only reason why schools can hire teachers. Here’s how that works. Coloradoan

HUMAN RESOURCES A contingent of Boulder Valley teachers spoke at Tuesday’s school board meeting to offer support for Superintendent Bruce Messinger, who is on paid leave while an unspecified personnel issue is investigated. Daily Camera

HEALTHY SCHOOLS A senior project at a Longmont high school is a farm-to-school picnic. Times-Call 

BEST OF THE BEST Fifteen Colorado high schools earned gold medals in the just-released 2017 U.S. News and World Report’s “Best High Schools in America” report. (Though at least one education researcher has criticized how the schools are picked.) 7News