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National Visit to CHSS Partner School

Apr 25, 202203 min read
National Visit to CHSS Partner School
In early April Colorado’s Center for High School Success (CHSS), in partnership with Abraham Lincoln High School (ALHS), hosted a unique opportunity for the CHSS Directors from across the country to visit Lincoln High School’s Ninth Grade Connect Academy and learn from Principal Antonio Esquibel, current school leaders, and students who are involved in the ninth-grade success work.   […]

Capitol Week in Review

Apr 22, 202205 min read
Capitol Week in Review
Welcome to this week’s edition of Capitol Week in Review, a weekly update on education policy at the Capitol!  Legislative Update  HB22-1010 Early Childhood Educator Income Tax Credit, which gives educators a tax break for dollars they spend in their classrooms, passed out of the House and is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Finance […]

We Need a Holistic Approach to Education

Apr 22, 202203 min read
We Need a Holistic Approach to Education
On April 21, the House Education Committee passed HB22-1376 Supportive Learning Environments for K-12 Students on a 6-3 vote. This bill makes several updates to Colorado’s policies and practices to improve school climate for students including increasing funding for the successful Expelled and At-Risk Student Services Grant, updating restraint and seclusion policies and ending practices that have been […]

Capitol Week in Review

Apr 18, 202206 min read
Capitol Week in Review
Welcome to this week’s edition of Capitol Week in Review, a weekly update on education policy at the Capitol!  Legislative Update  HB22-1010 Early Childhood Educator Income Tax Credit, which gives educators a tax break for dollars they spend in their classrooms, is scheduled to be heard for its third reading on the House Floor on […]

House Bill 22-1376: Supportive Learning Environments

Apr 15, 202202 min read
House Bill 22-1376: Supportive Learning Environments
We are thrilled to announce that bipartisan legislation we have been working on to ensure safe and supportive schools for all students has been introduced: HB22-1376 Supportive Learning Environments For K-12 Students. We all agree that schools should be positive, safe, and inclusive places for students to learn. A broad coalition of partners engaged key stakeholders […]

Capitol Week in Review

Apr 8, 202203 min read
Capitol Week in Review
Welcome to this week’s edition of Capitol Week in Review, a weekly update on education policy at the Capitol!  Legislative Update  HB22-1064 Prohibit Flavored Tobacco, which would prohibit flavored tobacco, passed in the House Finance Committee and was referred to Appropriations.   HB22-1220 Removing Barriers to Educator Preparation, which will remove barriers in educator preparation to […]