SB 16-105 would eliminate the requirement that 50 percent of a teacher’s or principal’s performance evaluation be determined by the academic growth of students, and allows academic growth to be no more than 20 percent of the evaluation.View Update
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HB 16-1137 would require any packaged nicotine product that does not contain tobacco, such as dissolvables, drinks and liquid nicotine that is used with electronic cigarettes, to have a warning label on the package stating, “Warning: Contains Addictive Nicotine.”View Update
SB 16-023 proposes to ask voters to authorize the state to retain revenue above the TABOR cap to fund full-day kindergarten.View Update
The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) submitted a Supplemental Budget Request to expand the statewide Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist program. The request doubles the number of Early Childhood Mental Health Specialists working in Colorado from 17 to 34.View Update