House Passes Buckner Bill to Help Fix Nursing Shortage 

February 9, 2018

(Feb. 9) – Today, the House passed Rep. Janet Buckner and Rep. Paul Lundeen’s bill to help fix Colorado’s nursing shortage. The bipartisan HB18-1086 allows community colleges to offer a bachelor of science degree in nursing. “This bill is going to address the real nursing shortage by allowing more access, flexibility and affordability for Colorado students to

Dems Thwart GOP Raid on School Funding

February 7, 2018

(Feb. 7) – House Democrats today turned aside a Republican attempt to chip away at state funding for Colorado K-12 students. State support for K-12 education has been chronically low for years, and this school year it is $828 million below the levels approved by the voters in Amendment 23. So when pupil and special

House OKs Pettersen Bill to Boost Concurrent Enrollment

February 5, 2018

(Feb. 5) – The House gave voice-vote approval this morning to Rep. Brittany Pettersen’s bill to improve notification to parents and guardians of their students’ opportunities for concurrent enrollment – courses that can be taken in high school that also earn college credit. “Students who take advantage of concurrent enrollment opportunities are more likely to

Preparing Students for Success in the New Economy

August 9, 2017

(Aug. 8) – A new law to bolster computer science education in Colorado schools is formally going into effect on Wednesday, the 90th day after the end of the 2017 legislative session and just in time for the new school year. HB17-1184, sponsored by Speaker Duran and Senate President Kevin Grantham, R-Cañon City, aims to