Posted by Bill Jaeger, Policy Director on May 10, 2013
A packed 2013 legislative session wrapped up last Wednesday. As in past years, education remained a major focus. A number of great bills we supported made their way to the Governor’s desk, yet there is a lot to keep us busy in our goal of ensuring that every child graduates high school ready for college and career.
Posted by Bill Jaeger, Policy Director on April 17, 2013
We’re excited to report that Senate Bill 213, the Future School Finance Act, passed out of the House Education Committee late Monday night! After making it through the Senate, it has just a few more hurdles to overcome before it heads to the Governor.
SB 213, the modernization of the School Finance Act, continues to gain steam across the state. Check out this latest editorial from the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel. It clearly shows the value this bill provides to rural districts.
On Friday, Colorado made history as the House passed SB 33, or the ASSET bill that allows qualified Colorado students to access an affordable higher education.The bill, which received bipartisan support in both the House and the Senate, is now headed to Governor Hickenlooper's desk. Read more from EdNews Colorado.
Education Week released a report that details how prepared teachers feel to implement the new Common Core State Standards in their classrooms. What do you think we should do to make sure teachers -- and parents -- understand how the Common Core will change learning? How much training time is enough to get teachers ready for this change?
Posted by Bill Jaeger, Policy Director on February 13, 2013
It’s hard to believe, but the Colorado General Assembly has already been in session for more than a month. Time flies when you’re working to make a difference for kids!
We’ve seen a lot of action on some of the bills that Stand for Children members identified as top priorities this session. But several bills that could make a dramatic and positive impact on student learning (such as school finance reform) have not yet been introduced.