HB 17-1181 aligns statewide, end-of-year testing for 9th grade to the high school assessment chosen every five years rather than the assessment used for grades 3 through 8.View Update
Each week during sessions of the Colorado General Assembly, we bring you the latest news and analysis of legislation impacting the early development, health, and education of Colorado kids. Check the updates below for analysis, testimony, fact sheets, vote totals, and other information to help you stay informed.
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HB 17-1160 (Hamner & Wilson/Priola & Fields) Kindergarten through Third Grade English Learner Reading Assessment Language
HB 17-1160 allows school districts or charter schools to decide if they want to administer reading assessments to English language learner students in kindergarten through third grade in English or in students’ native language if the assessment is available in that language.View Update
SB 17-004 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.View Update
HB 17-1003 requires the Colorado Department of Higher Education and the Colorado Department of Education to examine the recruitment, preparation, and retention of teachers.View Update
The Early Childhood Leadership Commission (ECLC), our state advisory body for all things early childhood, is scheduled to sunset in 2018. HB 17-1106 would allow the ECLC to continue its work until 2023.View Update
SB 17-272 adds measures for high school students to demonstrate college and career readiness based on the demonstration options currently included in the state’s graduation guidelines.View Update