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June 19, 2015
No good news for schools in latest revenue forecasts
New state revenue forecasts point to tightening of the state budget that kicks in on July 1, making it less likely school districts will see extra funding in 2015-16.
June 3, 2015
Hick signs two school safety bills
Two measures intended to improve school safety were signed Wednesday by Gov. John Hickenlooper during a Capitol ceremony.
May 29, 2015
House Education chair John Buckner dies
Rep. John Buckner, chair of the House Education Committee, died Thursday. He was 67.
Now it's the law
May 20, 2015
All smiles as Hick signs testing bills
With the nail-biting legislative session safely behind them, Gov. John Hickenlooper and key lawmakers were brimming with good cheer as he signed two testing bills.
2015 Session Review
May 9, 2015
Testing bill the one notable achievement in education policy
State assessments, K-12 funding and school safety were the top education issues for the General Assembly, but little other educational legislation of note passed.
Last statehouse roundup
May 6, 2015
Mixed bag of education bills crosses finish line as session ends
A last set of education bills were passed amid the hurrying, waiting, confusion and general hilarity on the last day of the 2015 legislative session.
The last day
May 6, 2015
Testing agreement comes in session’s final hours
The debate on testing, 2015's most divisive education issue, ended on the session’s last day with self-congratulatory speeches and strong votes for a compromise bill.
May 5, 2015
Senate takes its turn on testing, advances compromise plan
The Senate passed a compromise testing bill late Tuesday that looks a lot like a measure approved by the House on Monday evening. The vote appears to…
May 5, 2015
Committees quickly add to ranks of fallen education bills
A dozen education-related bills were killed in committee on Monday during the frenzy of activity that marked the 118th day of the 2015 legislature’s 120-day session.
May 4, 2015
House passes testing compromise bill
The House late Monday gave preliminary approval to a compromise testing measure designed to break the assessment stalemate that has dogged the 2015 session.
May 1, 2015
Senate and House each pass testing bills, setting up push for compromise
The Senate voted 33-2 early Friday evening to pass its main testing bill, followed a few hours later by a 52-12 House vote to pass its assessment proposal.
April 30, 2015
District liability bill gets initial House approval
Major bills on school district liability, the state pension system and budget adjustments that could help education were the focus of long Capitol debates Thursday.
April 29, 2015
House backs down in school finance fight; Indian mascots bill killed
Education issues from school funding to teacher pensions to American Indian mascots were debated Wednesday as lawmakers struggled through long calendars.
April 28, 2015
Big pension bill complicates session’s final days
A new bill would allow the state to sell bonds whose proceeds would be used to shore up the Public Employees’ Retirement Association, which covers all state teachers.
April 27, 2015
Spare change found for school funding bill
The House Education Committee Monday added some symbolic funding for at-risk students to the proposed 2015-16 school finance bill.
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