This bill extends the advanced placement incentives pilot program for three years and adds reporting requirements to help gauge the program’s success, including the number of students who enroll in advanced placement courses, those who take AP exams, and those who earn a score of 3 or higher on the examsView 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 allows rural school districts with hiring challenges to partner with approved teacher preparation programs to place teacher candidates in schools for a year-long fellowship.View Update
This bill, often referred to as the “Long Bill,” is the Joint Budget Committee’s budget package for state fiscal year 2018-2019. After several long days of debate, which provided legislators an opportunity to discuss policy priorities for our state and how best to allocate resources, the Colorado House passed the state budget with bipartisan support.View Update
This bill restricts the number of opioid pills that a health care provider may prescribe for an initial prescription to a 7-day supply and one refill for a 7-day supply, with certain exceptions.View Update
This bill creates the Youth Pay for Success Initiatives Account within the Pay for Success Contracts Fund in the Office of State Planning and Budgeting through 2022.View Update
HB18-1209 (Garnett/Pettersen) No 529 Account Income Tax Deduction for K-12 Kindergarten through Twelfth Expenses
A change in the federal “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” allows tax-advantaged college savings plans known as 529s to also cover up to $10,000 a year in K-12 public, private and religious school expenses.View Update