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Rise & Shine: Examining the issues in the Dougco board race


  • A handful of wealthy donors are dominating fundraising in key school board races. EdNews Colorado
  • Denver Mayor Michael Hancock showed off the city’s schools to mayors from Sacramento, California and Providence, Rhode Island. EdNews Colorado
  • No money from Amendment 66 can be used to shore up the state’s problems with PERA, but there is a possibility school districts could use the money to pay more into the retirement system. Colorado Springs Independent
  • Colorado’s combined state and local taxes rank slightly below the national average. Durango Herald
  • A Q&A with candidates for the Dougco school board. Our Colorado News
  • Dougco’s Choice Scholarship voucher program is one initiative whose fate may rest in the outcome of the school board race. Our Colorado News
  • Partisan politics is woven deeply into the Dougco board race, which is somewhat unusual. Our Colorado News
  • Many of the changes made by the current Dougco board impact high school students the most. Our Colorado News
  • Education and business representatives sparred over Amendment 66 at a forum in Glenwood Springs. Post Independent
  • Eight candidates are vying for three open spots on the Bayfield school board. Pine River Times
  • Lakewood High School students won a contest to host a Katy Perry concert. 9News


  • New York state officials said they will look for ways to prevent students from being over-tested. Wall Street Journal
  • More religious schools are being converted to charters and charters are increasingly leasing space in houses of worship, raising questions about lines between church and state. New York Times


  • State Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush argues in support of Amendment 66. Steamboat Today
  • And a businessman and a superintendent team up to express general support for the measure. Denver Post

Rise & Shine

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