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Rise & Shine: Study: A66 may drag economy, but benefits could outweigh costs


  • A year after Denver voters approved a $466 million bond measure for schools, it has re-emerged as a divisive issue in school board campaigns. EdNews Colorado
  • The State Board of Education alleged that the Colorado Education Association may have vioated part of an agreement that extended the deadline over any lawsuit regarding teacher evaluations. EdNews Colorado
  • Two new studies found that Amendment 66 would be a long-term drag on the economy but that drag could be offset if the reforms produce educational gains. Denver Business Journal, Denver Post
  • The Douglas County teachers union is accusing the district of colluding with Americans for Prosperity-Colorado. Denver Post
  • A Colorado Springs Head Start program is restoring seats lost to budget cuts through a donor-funded classroom. Gazette
  • The Denver school board said that academic progress must speed up in its evaluation of Superintendent Tom Boasberg. Denver Post
  • A proposed mill levy override for Adams County schools got two major backers. Our Colorado News
  • The Alamosa school board voted to endorse Amendment 66. Alamosa News
  • Supporters of Amendment 66 are planning a rally in Boulder on Saturday. Daily Camera
  • Candidates for Littleton Public School board laid out what they believe are the most important issues. Our Colorado News


  • School bus drivers in Boston returned to work. New York Times
  • Evidence is scant that programs like Los Angeles’ to give students iPads produce educational gains. KPCC


  • The Denver Post says the state cannot afford to have its construction funds frittered away.
  • Columnist Mike Rosen argues that the expense of flood repairs makes now a bad time to impose a new education tax. Denver Post
  • A retired educator says that Douglas County and the KIPP network show that education outcomes can improve without an influx of new spending. Aspen Times

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