HB 17-1287 (Hamner & Rankin/Kerr & Priola) Achieving A Vision for Education in Colorado
The bill creates a steering committee to lead the statewide effort in establishing a vision for education in the state and creating a plan to achieve the vision. Additionally, the bill creates an executive advisory board with representatives from the department of education and higher education, a member of the early childhood leadership commission, and a representative from the governor’s office.
The Colorado Children’s Campaign supports the bill. The education policy landscape in our state has changed considerably in the past decade, starting with the establishment of more rigorous expectations for our students in 2008. Given these policy shifts, the significant investment of voters in K-12 education, and the diverse and changing needs of Colorado’s students, we believe it is time for key leaders to look forward and establish a coherent, integrated vision and strategic plan for achieving the outcomes we want to see for our students in the next several decades.
The bill died in the Senate State, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee on a party line vote of 3-2. Jennifer Corrigan, our Government Affairs Director Jennifer Corrigan testified in support of the bill.
April 21, 2017
The bill passed the House on a bipartisan vote of 53-11 and now heads to the Senate.