NEW SCHOOL Mike Miles, a former superintendent of Colorado and Dallas districts, is now working on opening a charter school in Aurora to serve at-risk students. Chalkbeat Colorado

FIRST PERSON The principal of a local award-winning school says the key to her school’s success is simple and started with visiting another school that was outperforming hers. Chalkbeat Colorado

MONEY IN QUESTION Adams County will appeal a court decision about the marijuana tax they are collecting for a local scholarship fund. Denver Post, Channel 7 

LEADERSHIP CHANGE The superintendent of the Mesa Valley school district is retiring. Daily Sentinel

CHOICE SEASON Open enrollment for Steamboat’s Montessori program is now underway. Steamboat Today

SNOW DAY Several school districts decided to close for the day on Thursday. Denver Post

SURVEY The Woodland Park School District is looking for input on their new strategic plan. The Gazette

TWO CENTS The superintendent of Eagle County Schools with his take on the possible revival of a bill that would require charter schools get the same funding as district-run schools. Vail Daily