Colorado General Assembly

Colorado lawmakers passed a law that will help more students access financial aid for college.
Colorado’s teacher evaluation system hasn’t changed in more than a decade. A new law will give less weight to test scores and more training to evaluators.
Supporters hope the law signed by Gov. Jared Polis will prevent aspiring teachers from giving up and diversifies the profession.
This year’s school finance act includes a 6% increase in per-pupil spending. Other bills signed into law expand college access, help rural districts, and boost special education funding.
Los electores de Colorado decidirán en noviembre si cubrir el costo de las comidas para todos los estudiantes.
Universal preschool, more money for K-12 schools, and inroads on college access were some of the achievements of the 2022 Colorado General Assembly.
A Colorado school discipline reform bill limits handcuffing, requires parents be told when students are restrained, and makes more data publicly available.
School lunch programs grew during the pandemic. With federal waivers set to expire, lawmakers are asking voters to maintain that progress.
All Colorado students have had access to free lunch for the last two years. Lawmakers are considering a ballot measure to continue that benefit.
Colorado lawmakers are increasing funding for schools next year, but inflation and potential property tax limits complicate the future.
Colorado school districts that struggle to pass extra taxes known as mill levy overrides could get help from a proposed state matching program — if it gets funded.
Some Colorado school districts voluntarily recognize employee unions, but education sector workers won’t get any new rights this year.
Free universal preschool has been a dream of Colorado early childhood advocates for years. Now the preschool expansion is law — and the real work begins.
The bill would give semi-autonomous innovation zones a recourse they don’t currently have when they disagree with local school board decisions.
A Colorado bill seeks to improve school discipline practices and promote a better learning environment. Opponents say it will drown them in paperwork.
Lawmakers said the proposal will ultimately help providers and lower costs for families — though not right away.
A bill in the Colorado legislature would provide $91 million to expand and create programs like those at Colorado Mountain College to tailor degrees to jobs.
The goal is more supportive schools. Advocates are starting with more data collection, better policies for school resource officers, and a near-ban on handcuffing students.
The universal preschool bill passed the state Senate on Thursday, one of the last hurdles before it becomes law.
HopSkipDrive specializes in rides for children and contracts with school districts. Disability advocates want state safety rules for school transportation to apply.
Although Democratic lawmakers have so far beat back attempts to defang the flavor ban bill, their biggest remaining hurdle could be fellow Democrat, Gov. Jared Polis.
Colorado lawmakers unveiled a package of bills to help people earn degrees and credentials in less time and in fields with high-paying jobs.
Colorado’s budget for next fiscal year would place more into K-12 classrooms and avoids steep tuition hikes at colleges.
A Colorado bill would give charter schools more opportunity to teach students with disabilities. But are charters ready for the responsibility?
The vision for a state early childhood agency and a free preschool program open to all Colorado 4-year-olds took a step closer to reality Thursday.
A Colorado proposal would create a program that would expand student job opportunities and help address worker shortages.
School funding, universal preschool, and public sector bargaining are among the big education issues that Colorado will decide.
Colorado lawmakers are looking at prevention and early intervention to curb youth violence and make schools safer.
Community schools provide extensive wraparound services for students and families. A Colorado bill would make them an option for low-performing schools.
Democrats on the House Education Committee said disagreements about what gets taught can be handled at the local level without new laws.
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