HB 16-1291 directs the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) to update the academic standards to include technology skills and creates a voluntary resource bank that schools and districts can use to expand school programming for computer science.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 16-1289 creates a pilot program to increase access to career development courses. It would award $1,000 to school districts for each high school student who earns an industry certification tied to an in-demand job, finishes a workplace training program, or completes an AP Computer Science course.View Update
HB 16-1227 (Kagan & DelGrosso/Hill & Crowder) Exemptions from Child Support Enforcement Requirements As A Condition of Receiving Child Care Assistance
Current law requires nearly all applicants for child care assistance to engage child support enforcement prior to receiving a subsidy. HB 16-1227 would eliminate that condition for teen parents and domestic violence survivors.View Update
HB 16-1050 (Pettersen/Merrifield) Establishing a Task Force to Assist Parents Pursuing Postsecondary Education in Addressing Child Care Needs
This bill would create a task force to coordinate multiple initiatives in different state agencies to better provide child care access to individuals pursuing higher education or post-secondary training.View Update
HB 16-1421 is contingent upon the passage of HB 16-1420 (Hospital Provider Fee), and would establish guardrails for the allocation of state revenue that would be made available if the Hospital Provider Fee is established as an enterprise fund and removed from the revenue limitation calculation.View Update
HB 16-1183 (Buckner) Aligning Changes Made to the Federal Child Care and Development Block Grant Reauthorization of 2014 to CCCAP
HB 16-1183 would align the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) statute with changes in federal law.View Update