Category: Legislative

Capitol Update: English Learners, Biliteracy, Child Care Tax Credit for Low Income Families, and more

Each week of the 2017 session of the Colorado General Assembly we’ll bring you the latest news and analysis of legislation impacting the early development, health and education of Colorado kids. Click here for a full list of the legislation …

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Sharing is caring: Medicaid and CHP+ fact sheet

Federal financing for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) in Colorado, expires on September 30, 2017. It is essential that this federal funding be allowed to continue. CHP+ is an important source of health …

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Capitol Update: Assessments, Technology Education, Early Learning Strategies, CDPHE Figure Setting, and more

This week we held the final event in our annual Lunch and Learn series, which focused on policy and budget opportunities before the Colorado General Assembly. Thanks to lawmakers, legislative staff and partners for spending time with us to talk …

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Capitol Update: funding for charters, elementary counselors, English learner reading assessments and more.

This week Kelly Causey, our President and CEO, and Leslie Colwell, VP for Education Initiatives, testified in support of legislation to ensure every Colorado student, whether enrolled in a traditional public school or a charter public school, receives the same …

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SB 17-003 (Smallwood/Neville) Repeal Colorado Health Benefit Exchange

Summary: This bill repeals the bi-partisan 2010 state law that established Connect for Health Colorado, our state-run insurance Marketplace where consumers can shop for health plans and receive tax credits and subsidies to help them afford those plans. Position: The …

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Capitol Update: Child Care Accessibility, Bilingual Students, Connect for Health Colorado Budget Request, and More

SB17-110 (Crowder & Kefalas) Accessibility of Exempt Family Child Care Colorado’s current law exempting some forms of child care from licensing is unclear about current informal child care arrangements such as sharing a nanny or other informal in-home care. This …

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HB17-1022 (Salazar) Teaching Competent History in Public Schools

Summary: The bill requires that the history, culture and contribution of American Indians, Hispanic Americans, African Americans, and Asian Americans be included in a high school History course as a graduation requirement. Position: The Children’s Campaign affirms it is important …

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SB17-119 (Court) Restoration of School District Mill Levies

Summary: The bill requires each school district that has obtained voter approval to retain and spend revenues in excess of the property tax revenue limitation imposed on the school district by TABOR to restore the number of mills it levies …

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SB17-114 (Moreno) Accountability for School Districts & Schools

Summary:  The bill creates a new performance indicator that measures the level of improvement in student achievement over the preceding four school years by a public school, school district, the State Charter School Institute, and the state. The bill also …

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SB17-107 (Merrifield/McLachlan) Reward Access to Arts Education in Public Schools

Summary: The bill creates an additional performance indicator that measures the degree to which a public school or school district provides access to courses or educational programs in dance, drama and theater, music, and visual arts and directs the State …

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