SB 16-162 would allow medical providers who are not enrolled in the Medicaid program to charge Medicaid clients for services.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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SB 16-005 would eliminate ninth grade assessments in English language arts and math and prohibit high school science and social studies assessments from being administered in ninth grade.View Update
SB 16-104 would establish teacher cadet programs for high school students and provide stipends to rural teachers to offset costs associated with teacher preparation and professional advancement.View Update
HB 16-1446 would specify that, if a student enrolled in kindergarten or grades 1 through 3 is an English language learner and his or her native language is Spanish, the student’s school district or charter school will decide whether the student takes the reading assessments in English or Spanish.View Update
SB 16-190 would require the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) and county departments of human services to endeavor to meet federal performance measures for administering the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known in Colorado as Food Assistance.View Update
HB 16-1440 aims to increase administrative flexibility for school districts and schools across Colorado.View Update