REMEDIAL The number of Colorado graduates entering college unprepared went up, according to the latest report. Chalkbeat Colorado, Greeley Tribune

MAKING A DEAL School leaders of the Cesar Chavez Academy in Denver are exploring the possibility of phasing out the struggling school and turning it over to a more successful charter, Rocky Mountain Prep. Chalkbeat Colorado

SCHOOL FINANCE Colorado Democrats on Friday blocked a provision in the state’s school funding bill that would have required school districts to share their local tax increases with charters. Chalkbeat Colorado

Deal that raises marijuana taxes and redesignates a hospital fee to send $30 million to Colorado rural schools clears major hurdle. Chalkbeat Colorado, Colorado Independent

A bill that would prompt a study of Colorado’s school finance, hit a snag when it failed to advance Friday. Chalkbeat Colorado

CLOSER LOOK Jason Glass, the sole finalist to be Jeffco’s next superintendent, is highly thought of by those he’s worked with in various educational roles. Denver Post

CORPORAL PUNISHMENT A 2012 study by the U.S. Department of Education reported schools in Colorado spanked 485 students that year. KOAA

LUNCH STANDARDS Local school districts say relaxed rules from the federal government change nothing for them. KUNC

NEW AGE A compromise teen sexting bill is heading to the desk of Colorado’s governor after more than two years of debate on the issue. Denver Post