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April 4, 2012
School finance bill set to launch
In a year when there’s good budget news for education, Rep. Tom Massey wants to make sure most of the money gets to classrooms.
April 2, 2012
Rep. Solano gets a win
Lame-duck Rep. Judy Solano has had something of a rough 2011 session, but she got a victory on Monday.
March 29, 2012
Budget news keeps getting better
Updated - The legislature's budget committee has finished the proposed 2012-13 state budget, ending a week that brought good news for education.
March 28, 2012
Plug pulled on parent trigger bill
A parent trigger bill – its sponsor called it more of a “flare” – has been killed by a Senate committee.
March 27, 2012
Metro’s upgrade almost done
Metro State College now needs only the governor’s signature to turn into Metro State University.
March 26, 2012
Budget cuts may not be needed
An analysis of the state budget seems to make it more likely that K-12 and higher education will escape budget cuts in 2012-13
March 25, 2012
Legislative calendar March 26-30
Here’s the calendar of education-related meetings in the legislature for March 26-30.
March 24, 2012
College completion bills move ahead
One of the main 2012 bills intended to raise college completion rates has been signed, and another is nearing the finish line
March 21, 2012
Wednesday Churn: Testing clarity
A late bill may clear up legislative testing confusion and a proposed school finance overhaul gets mixed reviews from the lead Lobato attorney
March 20, 2012
Literacy bill gets final House OK
Updated - The House today gave final 51-12 approval to House Bill 12-1238, the early childhood literacy bill.
March 19, 2012
Glimmer of hope in revenue forecasts
Improved state revenue forecasts could mean smaller-than-planned education cuts in 2012-13, and the JBC finally takes action on new testing costs.
March 18, 2012
Legislative calendar March 19-23
Here’s the calendar of education-related meetings in the legislature for March 19-23.
March 15, 2012
PERA benefits bill slips out of House
The bill that would change the way Public Employees’ Retirement Association pensions are calculated is on its way to an uncertain fate in the state Senate.
March 14, 2012
College completion bill advances
A bill intended to improve college remedial education programs has easily passed a House committee, as have two college name changes.
March 12, 2012
Literacy bill advances on 10-3 vote
The proposed Colorado Early Literacy Act, including its section on holding some third graders back, has passed the House Education Committee.
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