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.
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.
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.
A bill that would reduce the number of improvement plans many districts and schools have to file has passed the Colorado legislature.
The Senate Friday evening voted 33-0 for a school finance bill that contains some provisions charter school advocates have been seeking through a different bill.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.