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
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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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
The bill creates the School Leadership Pilot Program to provide professional development for elementary, middle and high school principals.View Update
This bill authorizes local communities to create special districts for the purpose of delivering early childhood development services for children from birth through eight years of age.View Update
This bill adds enlistment in the military within a year of graduation as a measure of performance in the state’s high school accountability system.View Update
This bill would eliminate all licensing protections for any child care facility connected with a church where parents or employees of the church are attending any church programing, regardless of the length of time children are in care.View Update