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Age-Appropriate Marijuana Education In CO Schools?

A State Senate bill that would institute age-appropriate education about the risks of underage marijuana use in Colorado schools, passed out of committee yesterday. The bill was co-sponsored by Senator Randy Baumgardner. If passed, a curriculum would be developed for public schools to provide education materials on marijuana related Continue reading

Dropout Rate Increases For CO High Schoolers

grad-dropoutFor the first time in eight years the dropout rate for students in Colorado has increased, this according to data recently released by the Colorado Department of Education. It was a small increase of point-one percent, but that means that Colorado’s public schools Continue reading

Lawmakers Hope to Finish Standardized Testing Bill Today

co-state-capitol-300Colorado lawmakers are close to agreement on one of the most vexing problems of the term – how to reduce standardized tests for students in public schools. Legislators have been debating various plans to reduce student tests for months. Continue reading

Governor Expected to Sign School Violence Liability Bill

co-state-capitol-300Legislation to make Colorado public schools legally liable for student safety awaits the governor’s signature. The state House and Senate agreed yesterday on final language in the bill to allow public schools to be sued for negligence in Continue reading

Lawmakers Advance School Liability Bill

co-state-capitol-300Legislation to make Colorado public schools legally liable for student safety advanced in a House committee and is headed for debate by the full chamber. Colorado currently includes schools among government entities that can’t be Continue reading

Lawsuit Bill Intended to Curb School Shootings

co-state-capitol-300Colorado lawmakers have advanced a plan intended to reduce school shootings by making public schools legally liable for student safety. The approval of the Republican-controlled Colorado Senate came after an emotional debate Continue reading

Gun Laws Debated Monday

AR GUNRepublicans got their last chance of the year yesterday to change Colorado’s firearm laws. Lawmakers considered several proposals, including two bills to eliminate gun-control measures passed by Democrats in 2013. The GOP-controlled Senate has already passed legislation to repeal a 15-round limit on Continue reading

Several Bills Introduced on Opening Day of State Legislative Session

Co-State-Capital-300After legislative leaders outlined their broad priorities in opening remarks yesterday, legislators introduced the first batch of bills for the 2015 Colorado legislative session. The proposals give more specifics about what Continue reading