Roughly three quarters of all CO jobs require post secondary higher education (May 1) – The House gave initial approval to SB19-176, a bipartisan bill sponsored by Rep. Julie McCluskie, D-Dillon, that would expand opportunities for students to earn postsecondary course credit while enrolled in high school.
“This bill builds a college-going culture in our schools, saves families money toward a credential or degree, and ultimately, better prepares students to be Colorado’s workforce of tomorrow,” said Rep. McCluskie. “Concurrent enrollment gives more students the chance to earn credits towards their high school graduation while also earning credits toward a college degree or certification.”
The bill also creates a grant program that provides dollars to teachers for the purpose of obtaining a graduate degree that will allow them to teach concurrent enrollment. It also helps cover the cost of books, supplies, fees, transportation and new technology upgrades for students pursuing concurrent enrollment opportunities,. providing services and support for districts and low-income, first-generation students that will gain access to these classes.
SB19-176 passed by a voice-vote. A final vote will take place at a later date.