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Bill to Support High School Student Success Introduced

Feb 15, 202402 min read
Bill to Support High School Student Success Introduced
HB24-1282, Ninth-Grade Success Grant & Performance Reporting, was introduced. This bill expands funding for the 9th Grade Success Grant Program, which will allow more Colorado schools to implement the approach changing the trajectory for our high school students. Decades of research has shown that supporting students by implementing a 9th grade success approach improves graduation […]

Capitol Week In Review

Feb 13, 202404 min read
Capitol Week In Review
Welcome to Capitol Week In Review, our newsletter keeping you informed about policy concerning educational equity and making our schools and communities more supportive.  You will also hear from us about opportunities to engage in advocacy on topics important to you.  Legislation of Interest HB24-1133, Criminal Record Sealing & Expungement Changes, addresses issues raised through […]

Capitol Week In Review

Feb 2, 202404 min read
Capitol Week In Review
Welcome to Capitol Week In Review, our newsletter keeping you informed about policy concerning educational equity and making our schools and communities more supportive.  You will also hear from us about opportunities to engage in advocacy on topics important to you.  Legislation of Interest HB24-1003, Opiate Antagonists and Detection Products in Schools, expands upon current […]

How Englewood High School’s Ninth Grade Academy Is Improving Student Outcomes

Feb 1, 202404 min read
How Englewood High School’s Ninth Grade Academy Is Improving Student Outcomes
The Stand Colorado team joined our Center for High School Success partner school, Englewood High School, for their celebration of ninth grade students on-track to graduate this semester. This celebration is one part of their successful Ninth Grade Academy. Englewood has been implementing a 9th grade success approach in partnership with the Colorado Center for […]

ACTION ALERT: Ask Your Senator to Support Youth Mental Health Program

Jan 31, 202401 min read
ACTION ALERT: Ask Your Senator to Support Youth Mental Health Program
The need for mental health supports for Colorado children is greater than ever before, and the legislature is considering legislation to help.  SB24-001, will continue indefinitely, the “I Matter” youth mental health services program which provides up to six free therapy sessions and reimburses participating licensed therapists. SB24-001 was just passed by the Senate Health and Human […]

Capitol Week In Review

Jan 29, 202404 min read
Capitol Week In Review
Welcome to Capitol Week In Review, our newsletter keeping you informed about policy concerning educational equity and making our schools and communities more supportive.  You will also hear from us about opportunities to engage in advocacy on topics important to you.  Legislation of Interest SB24-001, Continue Youth Mental Health Services Program, which will continue the “I […]