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Rise & Shine: Fact-checking claims on Amendment 66


  • The pro-Amendment 66 campaign brought its fundraising totals to over $7 million. EdNews Colorado
  • A judge threw out a challenge to the petitions that allowed the tax measure on the November ballot. EdNews Colorado
  • A fact check says that some claims made by supporters of A66 are true, while others are misleading. 7News
  • A school board candidate in Falcon School District 49 is drawing criticism for not disclosing his business dealings with the district. KOAA
  • Candidates in the Estes Park School District R-3 respond to questions about teacher retention and school finance. Trail-Gazette
  • A retired teacher and a former union organizer are squaring off in a school board race in Fort Collins. Coloradoan


  • An overhaul of schools in Memphis has the city poised to become the next New Orleans. EdWeek
  • The rapper Pitbull is opening a charter school in Miami; he’s the latest in a string of celebrities to support charters. NPR
  • The Austin-based company Tutors with Computers is an exemplar of the challenges that faced No Child Left Behind tutoring in Texas. Texas Tribune

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