Category: K-12 Education

HB17-1139 (Landgraf &Michaelson Jenet/Kefalas & Martinez Humenik) Medicaid Provider Compliance Billing Safety Rules

Summary: This bill will improve the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing’s Medicaid program integrity and fraud efforts while increasing client protections from improper balance billing. Currently, the Department has limited options for addressing issues with Medicaid providers that …

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Coalition of child advocates urges State Board action on Colorado’s education plan

Following up on a letter that was sent to Colorado Commissioner of Education Katy Anthes in March, this week the Equity in Colorado Coalition released a statement urging State Board of Education members to reconsider four key areas of the …

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Read Now Colorado launches to support parents in improving child literacy

This week, literacy advocates launched Read Now Colorado, a new effort to support parents and help raise literacy rates in Colorado. Arguably no milestone is more critical in a student’s academic career than their ability to read by the end …

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In Colorado, Charter Schools are Public Schools

Amidst policy debates at the national and state levels, questions are being asked about “school choice.” Here in Colorado, the ability for students and parents to choose their best-fit public school has been a central tenet of our education system …

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Civil Rights Data Collection critical to achieving nation’s education goals

This week the Colorado Children’s Campaign submitted formal comments to the U.S. Department of Education about the importance of preserving and expanding the Civil Rights Data Collection, conducted each year by the Office for Civil Rights. The data collection is …

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Fast Fact- February 17, 2017

In 2015, 78 percent of all 2-year-olds in Colorado were fully immunized, up from 71 percent in 2011. While rates have improved, nearly one out of every four young children is still not protected from preventable diseases, including polio, mumps, …

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Educator Effectiveness Metrics Released This Week

The Colorado Department of Education released its first educator effectiveness report on Monday. The report, with overall effectiveness ratings from the 2014-2015 school year, indicates that 88 percent of teachers and 83 percent of principals received a rating of “effective” …

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Leveraging the fifth day of school in rural Colorado

The Donnell-Kay Foundation is currently accepting proposals from Colorado communities with a four-day school week who are excited to think differently about leveraging their fifth day for student learning that is meaningful, relevant, and community-driven. Students in more than 80 …

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Annual report on Pre-K funding shows growth nationwide

The Education Commission of the States released its annual report on trends in pre-K funding this week. Across the nation, public investments in public pre-K in the 2016-17 fiscal year increased by $480 million. Colorado, which incorporates public preschool funding …

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New report reviews importance of statewide assessments in Colorado

A white paper released this week by Climb Higher Colorado, Stand for Children and the Colorado Children’s Campaign offers an overview of statewide summative assessments in Colorado. The report, “Statewide Testing in Colorado: Where it Came From and Why It …

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