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Rise & Shine: Questions raised over conflicts in DPS board race

COLORADO

  • The pro- and anti-Amendment 66 forces are gearing up for the final days of their campaign. EdNews Colorado
  • The new state Senate majority leader announced that its education committee will have fewer members next year. EdNews Colorado
  • The pro-A66 side has spent more money on the campaign than any other issue this campaign cycle. ABC7
  • If Amendment 66 passes, Vail’s school leaders say they will spend the money on lowering class sizes and raising teacher salaries. Vail Daily
  • Business groups in Northern Colorado are split over their support of the measure. KUNC
  • An email from DPS Superintendent Tom Boasberg about A66 has prompted some protests that it’s inappropriate campaigning. 9News
  • Five of the nine candidates vying for DPS board seats have ties to businesses with contracts in the district. Denver Post
  • Adams 12 school officials canvassed the homes of more than 100 students facing truancy court. Our Colorado News

NATION

  • Tougher test standards in Illinois mean that test scores released today will plunge. Chicago Tribune
  • Louisiana is grappling with issues of accountability for alternative charter schools. The Advocate

OPINION

  • The Gazette says that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s support of the A66 campaign shows that he’s trying to buy another Colorado election.
  • Cary Kennedy argues that the state can restore its legacy of school funding with the measure. Coloradoan

Rise & Shine

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