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May 13, 2016
Data privacy, school finance top education issues for 2016 legislative session
For education, the 2016 legislative session was more about what didn’t happen than what did, despite key legislation on student data privacy and school finance.
Lawmakers wrap it up
May 11, 2016
Legislative session ends on hopeful note for rural schools
Bills intended to help ease rural teacher shortages and generate more money for fixing and building schools won approval on the legislative session’s final day.
The deal is done
May 10, 2016
Charter funding fight ends with compromise, defeat of two bills as session nears end
A House committee decision to kill two charter school bills Tuesday cleared the way for a compromise that ended the 2016 session’s most contentious education debate.
Past the post
May 9, 2016
Plan to reduce accountability paperwork clears the legislature
A bill that would reduce the number of improvement plans many districts and schools have to file has passed the Colorado legislature.
Near the finish line
Updated May 5, 2016
Student data privacy bill gets unanimous legislative approval
The 2016 session’s biggest education policy bill — a measure intended to protect the privacy and security of student educational data — is on its way to the governor.
Charter bills take next step
Updated May 3, 2016
Charter revenue-sharing bill wins final passage in Senate
A bill requiring school districts to share local tax overrides with their charters was passed 22-13 by the Senate Tuesday, a key step for the contentious measure.
'you must protect it'
April 27, 2016
Data privacy bill clears Senate committee – with tweaks
A bill to strengthen the privacy and security of student data continued on a smooth path to passage Wednesday, winning unanimous Senate Education Committee approval.
April 25, 2016
With failed bid to cut ninth grade testing, lawmakers stick with assessment status quo
A bill that would have eliminated emandatory ninth grade language arts and math tests — the only PARCC tests for Colorado high schoolers — died Monday in the Senate.
Charter policy showdown
April 21, 2016
Charter revenue-sharing bill advances to Senate floor debate
Two charter school bills, one requiring school districts to uniformly share some local revenues with their charters, passed the Senate Education Committee on 6-3 votes Thursday.
April 11, 2016
Student data privacy bill sails through House committee
A much-anticipated bill intended to strengthen privacy protections for data gathered on K-12 students won 11-0 approval Monday from the House Education Committee.
Big issue takes shape
Updated April 7, 2016
Charter schools make bid for more local funding
Charter school advocates have launched an effort to gain what they call a “more equitable” share of local funding through two bills to be introduced in the state Senate.
New test coming?
Updated April 6, 2016
Civics test bill fails on final Senate roll-call vote
The bill to require high school students pass a civics test to graduate failed 17-18 on a final Senate vote Wednesday.
Time for another test?
March 31, 2016
Mandatory high school civics test endorsed by Colorado Senate committee
Colorado students would have to pass a multiple-choice civics test to graduate high school under a bill approved Thursday by a divided Senate Education Committee.
A big bill drops
March 30, 2016
Colorado lawmakers try again to tighten protection of student data
Education software providers would be subject to new rules and school districts would have new responsibilities under a student data privacy bill introduced Wednesday.
rolling the dice
March 29, 2016
Here’s how Colorado’s schools and universities could see another $90 million in revenue next year
The outcome of a high-stakes Capitol fight over health care spending could increase education funding by $90 million next year, but the plan faces big obstacles.
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