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HB 17-1211 (Coleman/Priola) Disciplinary Strategies Professional Development for Educators

Summary: This bill would create the Discipline Strategies Pilot Program to provide funds to school districts for professional development for educators in the use of evidence-based, culturally responsive disciplinary training and developmentally appropriate responses to the behavioral issues of young …

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HB 17-1210 (Lontine & Buckner/Fields & Priola) Addressing Out-of-School Suspension & Expulsion of Young Children

Summary: A high quality, nurturing environment in the early school years unlocks the potential of all of our children to learn about themselves and the world. Currently, too few children are on track for success by the end of third …

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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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SB 17-004 (Tate/Wist) Access to Non-Enrolled Providers for Medicaid Recipients

Summary:  This bill would allow medical providers who are not enrolled in the Medicaid program to charge Medicaid clients for services that would otherwise be paid for by Medicaid. Position: The Children’s Campaign opposes this bill due to its potential impact …

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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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HB17-1062 (Buck/Marble & Merrifield) Making Certain State Assessments Optional

Summary: Under the bill, each local education provider may choose to administer the state’s social studies assessments, the ninth-grade math and English language arts state assessments, and the tenth-grade assessment. Position: The Children’s Campaign strongly opposes this bill because it …

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HB17-1089 (Lundeen) Parent Choice in Low-performing School Districts

Summary: This bill requires a school district with a priority improvement plan or a turnaround plan for five consecutive years to deposit per pupil funding for each student in the district into a parent choice account. A parent may withdraw …

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HB17-1117 (Leonard/Neville) Repeal Assessments in 9th Grade and Social Studies

Summary: The bill repeals administration of the ninth-grade English language arts and mathematics state assessments and the state social studies assessments. Position: The Children’s Campaign strongly opposes this bill, which would eliminate important, comparable measures of student achievement throughout the …

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SB17-067 (Merrifield) Educator Effectiveness 50% Student Academic Growth

Summary: The bill grants school districts some flexibility in teacher evaluation as it pertains to student growth, but would cap student academic growth in a formal evaluation to no more than 20 percent of a teacher’s evaluation. Additionally, it would …

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