Colorado General Assembly

Some school districts, including Boulder Valley and La Veta, already conduct universal dyslexia screenings in certain grades.
Colorado is one of just 10 states that doesn’t require CPR training in high school.
Colorado leaders want to offer two years of free college to students entering teaching, nursing, firefighting, and other professions struggling to find enough workers.
Los estudiantes piden a los legisladores que hagan más para restringir el acceso a las armas.
“We shouldn’t have to be here,” East Students Demand Action member Gracie Taub told the crowd. “Luis should be here.”
Colorado doesn’t have a law about corporal punishment, which leaves open the use of the practice.
Colorado lawmakers hope after-school tutoring can reach 50,000 students. They’re also calling for better teacher training and resources to help parents help their kids.
Luis was the second student shot near East High this school year. Students say they’re angry, sad, and tired.
Un número creciente de distritos escolares de Colorado ofrecerá almuerzo gratis a todos los estudiantes el próximo año, incluidos los de Denver, Douglas County, y Greeley-Evans.
A bill legislators advanced on Tuesday would give public employees, including K-12 and higher education workers, more workplace rights.
The case will examine local control, and districts’ authority to appeal State Board of Education orders.
Adjunct faculty want Colorado to someday address the low pay, no benefits, and little say they have in the classroom.
Los datos muestran que los graduados tienen menos probabilidades de reincidir. Eso también significa menos costos para la sociedad.
In December, 8 of 24 Colorado districts surveyed by Chalkbeat were undecided about offering free meals next year. Now, only 2 are still unsure.
Students who are the first in their families to go to college face an uphill road. Would designating certain schools first-generation-serving institutions help them reach their goals?
Education savings accounts are unlikely to get support in the Colorado legislature, but a new poll from Ready Colorado finds public support for accounts that could be used for special education needs.
Colorado Board of Education decisions on how to intervene in school districts with low test scores are final. A bill would change that by allowing districts to appeal to the courts.
Teacher apprenticeships, financial assistance for future educators, and allowing out-of-state teachers to more easily gain a license. Lawmakers hope these ideas chip away at ongoing teacher shortages.
Colorado’s school finance committee recommends increasing special education funding. A broader rewrite of Colorado’s school funding formula could still come later this session.
Colorado lawmakers want to make more student teachers and educators eligible for financial aid, to attract more students to the profession.
Colorado bills would fund more adult education to produce more educated workers and train more people for hard-to-fill jobs.
A Colorado Education Association member survey found teachers are worried about mass shootings and political interference. Staffing shortages feel worse than ever.
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis delivered the first State of the State of his second term and said he wants to eliminate state withholding of education money by the time he leaves office.
Use Chalkbeat Colorado’s bill tracker to follow education legislation in the 2023 Colorado General Assembly.
Colorado’s higher education leaders requested more money to help meet inflationary pressures and get students to graduation.
Colorado voters have turned down similar proposals before. Supporters hope the pandemic has helped the public see schools differently.
This year’s first bills filed by Colorado lawmakers indicate priorities like mental health, teacher supply, and high school for adults.
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