Capitol updates: Teacher Preparation, School Finance, Child Care Quality Programs and more
Each week of the 2017 session of the Colorado General Assembly we’ll bring you the latest news and analysis of legislation impacting the early development, health and education of Colorado kids. Click here to read about all of the legislation we’re tracking. Here are some highlights from this week:
HB17-1344 (Bridges & Pettersen/Priola &Todd) Innovative Teacher Preparation Pilot Programs
The bill would establish a series of pilot programs to test innovative ideas developed by a diverse coalition of K-12 and higher education stakeholders. These pilots would produce valuable information and data to help state leaders improve teacher preparation programs and address the teacher shortage crisis facing many parts of Colorado. Read more about the bill and the program it would create here.
HB17-1353 (Young/Lundberg) Medicaid Accountable Care Collaborative
The bill codifies the Accountable Care Collaborative (ACC), the primary Medicaid delivery system in Colorado. Sarah Barnes, our Senior Policy Analyst, testified in support of the bill. Read more about the bill’s next steps here.