Capitol updates: Teacher Preparation, School Finance, Child Care Quality Programs and more

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: April 28, 2017

capitol0303Each 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.

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit www.coloradokids.org.