ANOTHER CHANCE The Denver schools board had a busy meeting Thursday where, among other votes, they also renewed 19 charter school contracts including one that made significant improvements. Chalkbeat Colorado

GYM CLASS Health groups say Colorado, like other states, should require daily physical education in schools. Denver Post

WANTED The Cañon City School District is among Colorado’s rural districts finding it increasingly harder to hire teachers. Daily Record

MORE ON RATINGS Mesa County school officials say they need a consistent test for the state’s performance evaluations. Daily Sentinel

SCHOOL SAFETY Schools in southwest Colorado, responding to recent suicides and cases of cyber-bullying, are asking for parents to help keep students safe. Durango Herald