SPLIT TICKET Two school board candidates who agree with the direction of Denver Public Schools and two who want the district to change its trajectory were leading in a hard-fought election for control of the state’s largest school district. Chalkbeat

ANTI-VOUCHER CANDIDATES PREVAIL An aligned group of Douglas County school board candidates seeking to reverse many of the district’s most controversial policies — including a private-school voucher program — cruised to victory. Chalkbeat, Denver Post, ColoradoPolitics.com9News

LABOR DAY  Four candidates backed by the local teachers union vying for a spot on the school board of Aurora Public Schools are leading in votes based on results posted Tuesday night. Chalkbeat

UNITED STAND Two Jefferson County school board incumbents facing opposition easily beat back challengers. Chalkbeat, Denver Post

ETC. Check out all the results in one place and relive some of the moments from last night on our election blog. Chalkbeat

SHAKEUP ON PUEBLO BOARD Preliminary election results indicate a retired chief district court judge who has been critical of the Pueblo school board, and a 24-year-old community leader and author are the newest members of the city’s board of education. Chieftain

RECOUNT The race for the final seat on the Academy School District 20 school board appeared headed for a mandatory recount with fewer than 2,000 votes countywide left to count late Tuesday. Gazette

MONEY MATTERS Voters approved local tax increases for a number of Colorado school district. That includes Greeley and Colorado Springs. Chalkbeat, Greeley Tribune, Gazette

DOUBLE DUTY Two of the leading candidates for the Englewood school board work in nearby school districts. Englewood Herald

TWO CENTS  Taxpayers, not teachers, should bear the burden of making the state’s retirement system solvent, writes a retired teacher. Denver Post