LIFE PRESERVER Taking no chances, the Colorado Department of Education is offering to play an outsized role in helping struggling Pueblo City Schools find its next superintendent and get on the right path. Chalkbeat Colorado 

HEALTHY KIDS Requirements for receiving free and reduced-priced lunches could change under a reauthorization bill working its way through Congress. Gazette

ON YOUR MARK, GET SET … The first University of Colorado Colorado Springs or Pikes Peak Community College student who catches a certain reclusive Pokémon in the addictive Pokémon Go smartphone game will receive $500 for their fall studies. Gazette

POLICE BLOTTER A Cherry Creek School District teacher’s aide has resigned after his arrest on suspicion of sexual assault connected to his old job as a counselor at Denver Christian School. CBS4

SHINE A LIGHT A policy intern at the Independence Institute argues for more financial transparency in schools. Pueblo Chieftain

STEEP HILL Can Hillary Clinton move the Democrats away from the “Education Wars” and unite a splintered party? Hechinger Report

READING LIST Miss our roundup of the best national education reads last week? Catch up with stories about how Cleveland students view Donald Trump, angry vice principals on TV and a teacher’s very bad year. Chalkbeat