COLORADO

  • Registered Republicans hold a strong lead in mail-in ballot returns here, which could spell trouble for Amendment 66 if conventional wisdom holds true and GOP supporters reject the tax measure. EdNews Colorado
  • Chambers of commerce in Northern Colorado are split in support of Amendment 66. Loveland and Fort Collins business leaders are urging members to oppose the tax hike while Greeley leaders favor the ballot question. Northern Colorado Business Report 
  • Smaller metro school districts like Adams 12 and 50, and Mapleton Public Schools, spell out local benefits of Amendment 66. OurColoradoNews 
  • Despite its gregarious war chest and coalition of man power, Amendment 66 faces serious doubts even among the education faithful. Denver Post
  • A sub-contractor, agreeing to complete a grant-funded project to service 170 school districts with broadband, must follow the same federal guidelines as the quasi-government entity that was originally awarded the project. But that hasn’t put some fears to rest. Denver Post 

NATION

  • Janet Napolitano, the recently installed president of the University of California, will earmark $5 million to aide students who entered the United States illegally as children. LA Times 
  • For adult English Language Learners, the ability to speak English is  more than just the language — it makes them stronger. NPR
  • Are nuns  losing their edge? A report from Michigan State University certainly thinks so. The results a study there show eighth graders who attend public schools perform just as well as their peers at private Catholic schools. MLive.com 

OPINION

    • A small business owner in Northern Colorado shares why he’s voting for Amendment 66. Hint: he needs an educated workforce. Northern Colorado Business Report
    • The often hilarious, somewhat heated and completely unedited responses from 40 adults on whether Halloween candy should be banned in school. Edutopia

Rise & Shine

Each weekday morning, we search websites of various media, comb through RSS feeds and peruse Google alerts to bring you a roundup of the day’s top education headlines, in Colorado and across the country, by 8 a.m. If you’d like to suggest a story we’ve missed or a source we should add to the list, please email us at ednews@ednewscolorado.org.