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March 11, 2011
Bill logjam breaks up a bit
Both houses worked through long calendars of backed-up floor work Friday, including 10 bills of interest to education.
March 10, 2011
JBC struggles with education budgets
There were faint glimmers of budgetary hope during a Joint Budget Committee hearing Thursday, but they only involved variation in the size of cuts.
March 5, 2011
New college funding plan laid out
A quarter of college funding would be based on performance under a revised bill pending in the legislature.
March 1, 2011
Hick cool to Heath plan
Gov. John Hickenlooper was doing his best to be diplomatic, but it sure sounded like he doesn’t necessarily support a proposal to raise taxes to support education.
February 28, 2011
Education tax, parent ‘trigger’ surface
A proposed tax bailout for education and a bill giving parents a tool to force closure of failing schools rolled out Monday.
February 24, 2011
Turnaround bill delayed for more work
A bill that proposes changes in how districts handle turnaround schools was pulled off the table Thursday at the sponsor’s request.
February 17, 2011
Undocumented tuition bill moves ahead
The Senate Education Committee Thursday passed the bill that would extend resident tuition eligibility to undocumented students. Plus roundup
January 25, 2011
Bill aims to prod district outsourcing
A school district outsourcing bill, a returning staffer and budget worries were all in the news Tuesday. Full roundup
January 20, 2011
Lawmakers spar over unions
Partisan differences about public employee unions surfaced Thursday during a House committee hearing on House Bill 11-1007, which would allow classified employees at Mesa State College in Grand Junction to opt out of the state personnel system.
January 19, 2011
Teacher pension bite could rise
School boards would be allowed to lower their pension contributions while raising those of employees under a bill introduced in the legislature Wednesday.
January 11, 2011
Garcia gets big education portfolio
It became clear Tuesday that Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia will be the Hickenlooper administration’s go-to person on education. With video
January 10, 2011
EdNews 2011 legislative preview
Many in education are hoping 2011 will be the first Colorado legislative session in three years without a “big” education reform bill.
December 2, 2010
New era dawns for college tuition
How much more tuition Colorado college students pay may still be in the hands of the legislature, despite the new tuition flexibility law
November 30, 2010
Colleges make annual pitches to JBC
Colorado college leaders made upbeat presentations to legislators at a hearing Tuesday, despite the looming budget problems hanging over higher education.
November 29, 2010
Boards endorse social studies CSAPs
Colorado students should be tested on social studies at least three times during their K-12 careers, the state’s two top education boards proposed Monday.
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