The bill creates the Teacher Residency Expansion Program in the Department of Education (CDE).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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The bill creates a new student-centered public school funding formula to replace the 1994 school finance formula.View Update
The bill extends the Career Success Pilot Program (HB16-1289) for another five years, through 2024. The program seeks to increase access to career development courses and awards $1,000 bonuses to school districts for each high school student who earns an industry certification tied to an in-demand job, finishes a rigorous workplace training program tied to key industry needs, or completes a Computer Science AP course.View Update
This bill requires the Department of Human Services and the Department of Education to enter into an interagency agreement to study the administration of Early Intervention evaluations performed under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for children birth through age two.View Update
This bill changes the funding method for the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) to a percentage-based model, where county allocations will be determined based upon the results of an annual market rate study and each county’s share of the total number of children eligible to receive CCCAP assistance.View Update
This bill grants certified foster parents access to particular information regarding their current or prospective foster child, including judicial and education records, assuming it is necessary to help best care for the child.View Update