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February 6, 2018
Colorado’s superintendents want (a lot) more money for schools and a new way to divvy it up
Colorado’s superintendents want to change how the state distributes money to school districts – but only if voters approve a $1.7 billion tax increase for education.
December 6, 2013
Pro-A66 funding topped $11 million
Spending on the failed pro-Amendment 66 campaign to overhaul state funding for education topped $11 million, according to final finance reports filed Thursday.
November 20, 2013
Panel: Mourning Amendment 66 clouds next steps for school finance
A panel of district leaders, activists and the designer of Amendment 66 gathered Tuesday night to discuss how Colorado should move forward after voters here rejected a tax increase to overhaul education finance. But the panel of five wasn't ready to have that conversation.
November 14, 2013
Hick education advisors chew on A66 defeat
The comments ranged from determined to glum Thursday as members of the Education Leadership Council dissected the defeat of Amendment 66.
November 12, 2013
Lawmakers looking for ways to salvage school finance law
Mike Johnston often compared his school-finance reform law to a high-powered car that just needed “gas” from Amendment 66. Now that voters have declined to pay for the fuel, many wonder whether that law can be scavenged for parts.
November 6, 2013
A66 backers try to sort out reasons for big defeat
Voter aversion to tax increases and mistrust of government doomed Amendment 66, supporters of the proposed tax increase said Tuesday night after the ballot measure went down to resounding defeat.
November 5, 2013
Voters soundly reject Amendment 66
Updated. A lot. Colorado voters had the final say on the future funding of Colorado schools, an issue that’s largely been in the hands of policymakers, advocators and politicians for the last two years.
November 5, 2013
Denver voters separated by distance, Amendment 66
Residents of southwest Denver, who spoke to EdNews after dropping off their ballot at Harvey Park Recreation Center, generally opposed Amendment 66, while their northeastern neighbors at the Hiawatha Davis Jr. Recreation Center rallied behind the nearly billion dollar tax increase.
November 1, 2013
Rise & Shine: NoCo business leaders split on Amendment 66
Amendment 66 far from a sure thing, despite massive war chest. Plus: the Halloween debate as told by 40 adults who have nothing better to do; and Napolitano creates fund for DREAM students.
October 30, 2013
A66 campaigns accelerate into final days
You may have more than trick-or-treaters ringing your doorbell this week as Amendment 66 campaigners hit the streets for one last push. There’s also plenty of campaign chatter online, including a Halloween-themed video.
October 28, 2013
Pro-66 campaign surpasses $10 million in contributions
Bill and Melinda Gates, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a charity founded by Steve Jobs’ widow are among major new donors to the campaign that’s pushing to pass Amendment 66.
October 18, 2013
Education issues a key feature of Election 2013
Colorado’s 2013 election is a great example of the old cliché that all politics is local. Aside from Amendment 66 and the proposed marijuana tax, ballots around the state are dominated by local races and questions, including scores of school board races.
October 15, 2013
Colorado Commits fundraising tops $7.7 million
Colorado Commits to Kids, the main organization backing Amendment 66, has raised $2.7 million in the last two weeks, bring its total contributions to $7.74 million.
October 11, 2013
EdNews guide to Amendment 66
When Coloradans cast their votes on Amendment 66 this fall they will be making a historic decision on both how much money to devote to schools and on how that money is spent.
October 10, 2013
Finance plan attacked as unfair to charters
Differences over the impact of a proposed school finance reform plan on charter schools dominated a discussion Thursday before the State Board of Education.
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