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April 24, 2015
House weighs in with its own testing bill
The House Friday gave preliminary approval to its version of what should happen to state tests, less than 18 hours after the Senate passed its competing testing bill.
April 23, 2015
Modest testing reduction bill advances in Senate
The Senate has advanced bills to reduce state testing and to fund the state's schools in 2015-16.
April 22, 2015
Ex-governors have Hick’s back, defend standards and testing
As the legislature prepares for floor debate on key testing bills, two former governors urged lawmakers not to tinker too much with standards and assessments.
Claire Davis law
April 21, 2015
Senate passes district liability bill
The Senate Wednesday morning voted 25-9 to pass the bill that would make school districts legally liable for certain kinds of violent incidents.
April 20, 2015
Ranks of testing bills culled as session’s days dwindle
Four testing bills were killed by the House Education Committee Monday, including measures that would have repealed the Common Core Standards and PARCC tests.
April 17, 2015
House Education still has a ways to go on data privacy bill
A rare Friday session of the House Education Committee aired parent concerns about the privacy of student educational data but no action on a key bill.
April 16, 2015
Senate Education passes “very small” K-12 funding bill
The most modest school-funding bill in recent memory was passed 9-0 Thursday by the Senate Education Committee after some member handwringing about K-12 finance woes.
April 15, 2015
“Diploma protection” bill jumps first hurdle
A legislative committee has passed a bill to prohibit state colleges from discriminating against applicants with diplomas from districts that aren’t accredited.
April 14, 2015
House committee endorses “pay for success” bill
A creative financing bill got a big endorsement but there were surprises for measures on truancy and American Indian mascots at the Capitol Tuesday.
April 14, 2015
Colorado schools likely won’t see big increase in revenue as once hoped
It’s been apparent in recent weeks that schools would receive only a modest funding increase next year, and the new school finance bill confirms that.
April 13, 2015
House panel loads lots of changes onto testing bill
It was a busy day for education at the Capitol Monday as bills on testing, school violence and American Indian mascots all were on the move.
Kicking the can down the road
April 9, 2015
Senate Education Committee advances three testing bills
Two major and different testing bills were approved Thursday by the Senate Education Committee, continuing the uncertainty about where lawmakers are headed on the issue.
April 7, 2015
The four other (non-testing) education bills that are on the move at the Capitol this week
While the focus so far this week at the Capitol has been on the budget and on testing, education bills of interest are on the move.
Not quite ready
April 6, 2015
Issues get aired, but vote delayed on House testing bill
The House Education Committee Monday evening delayed voting on a bill that would make modest cuts in the state’s standardized testing system.
April 6, 2015
Testing opt-out bill gets final Senate approval
The Senate voted 28-7 Tuesday morning to pass the bill designed to protect parents’ right to opt students out of state standardized tests.
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