NEW CONTROL The new State Board of Education elected a new chair and vice chair Wednesday. Chalkbeat Colorado

ON THE LINE The Jeffco school board votes today on whether to start a search for a new superintendent.  Chalkbeat Colorado

SPECIAL NEEDS The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday heard oral arguments in a case from Douglas County that may define how schools teach students with special needs and how much benefit the students must get from it. Chalkbeat Colorado, Denver Post, AP via The Gazette

FIRST DAY Colorado lawmakers say they want to address the state’s school funding issues, but on opening day a bipartisan solution seemed far away. Chalkbeat Colorado

VOTER SUPPORT Rep. Jim Wilson said he believes that the best solution for school funding would be to go to voters. Colorado Politics

NO ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL A writeup of the takeaways from Aurora lawmaker Nancy Todd during Chalkbeat’s legislative preview event where she attributed the success at the ballot for Aurora and Cherry Creek schools to their specifics in the proposals. Aurora Sentinel

BUSINESS INPUT Education must shift to reflect innovation according to a speaker at the annual Colorado Succeeds luncheon. Denver Business Journal