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May 17, 2012
Literacy bill signed into law
Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed the Colorado READ Act, the landmark education bill of the 2012 session.
May 10, 2012
Legislative review 2012
The 2012 legislative session produced major bills on literacy, discipline and higher education and modest good news on school funding.
May 9, 2012
Key bills rescued as session ends
Updated - Four endangered education bills were rescued and other key bills passed Wednesday as the 2012 regular legislative session ended.
May 9, 2012
Education bills sideswiped
Four important education bills have died because of the Colorado House’s late-night impasse over Senate Bill 12-002, the civil unions proposal.
May 8, 2012
School finance bill moves in Senate
The Senate Tuesday gave preliminary approval to the 2012-13 school funding bill – with an interesting addition.
May 7, 2012
Lobato resolution killed
Updated - A Senate committee has killed the resolution proposing the legislature intervene in the Lobato case.
May 6, 2012
Session goes down to the wire
School funding, literacy, school discipline and the sales tax holiday remain in play as the legislature enters its last three days.
May 3, 2012
Stepping back from the brink
The Senate Education Committee wrestled with a potentially explosive change to the school funding bill Thursday but didn’t pull the trigger.
May 3, 2012
Literacy bill passes Senate 35-0
Updated - The Senate has passed the early childhood literacy bill.
May 2, 2012
Parent notice rejected again
The Senate has rejected a maneuver designed to resurrect a controversial state rule requiring parents be notified when teachers are arrested. Roundup
May 1, 2012
Testing bill passes Senate
Updated - The state Senate today voted 31-4 to pass the bill requiring the state sign-on with a multistate testing program.
April 29, 2012
Legislative calendar April 30-May 4
Here’s the legislative calendar for April 30 to May 4, the last full week of the 2011 legislative session, which must adjourn by May 9.
April 28, 2012
State Board unconvinced on new tests
A split State Board of Education is opposing a bill that would commit Colorado to new multi-state achievement tests.
April 27, 2012
Zero-tolerance bill clears Senate
A bill to eliminate many school zero-tolerance discipline policies has passed the Senate overwhelmingly.
April 26, 2012
State board opposes testing bill
Updated - The State Board of Education has voted to oppose a contentious testing bill.
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