Capitol Updates

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. 

Need help finding specific info? Updates are sorted in reverse-chronological order, based on the date they were last updated. You can also use the update filters in the sidebar to filter this archive by update type and by Colorado Children's Campaign's position on the legislation. For additional legislative information, including capitol updates prior to 2016, please see our Legislative blog category.

HB 16-1099 (Salazar) Repeal of Mutual Consent Teacher Assignment Requirement

Originally Posted: January 29, 2016
Last Updated: April 8, 2016

This bill would roll back the mutual consent provision in Senate Bill 10-191. That landmark legislation eliminated the practice of forced placement, guaranteeing positions to teachers who have earned non-probationary status, even if the principal and/or teacher did not believe it was the right fit.

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HB 16-1016 (Young) Using Multiple Measures of Student Academic Growth

Originally Posted: February 26, 2016
Last Updated: March 4, 2016

HB 16-1016 would set up a grant program to assist local education providers (school districts, boards of cooperative services and charter schools) in creating and applying multiple measures of student academic growth to measure the performance of schools, districts and educators.

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