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Bill: HB20-1240
Title: Early College Program And P-tech School Expansion
Senate Committee
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CCW Summary

Concerning expanding opportunities for high school students to enroll in postsecondary courses, and, in connection therewith, creating the early college policy development advisory group.

Intro Date01/31/2020
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Bill Subject- Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
House CommitteeEducation
Senate SponsorsB. Rankin (R)
K. Donovan (D)
House SponsorsJ. McCluskie (D)
P. Will (R)
Official Summary

The bill creates the early college policy development advisory
group (advisory group) to design and recommend policies and changes to
law to support the statewide development of and funding for early college

programs and p-tech schools. The bill specifies the membership of the
advisory group, which is appointed by the governor and must include
members of the education leadership council, and the specific duties of
the advisory group. In completing its duties, the advisory group must
coordinate with the education leadership council. The advisory group
must prepare an interim report and a final report of its findings and
recommendations, and submit the reports by December 1, 2020, and
December 1, 2021, respectively, to the governor, the education leadership
council, the state board of education (state board), the Colorado
commission on higher education (CCHE), and the education committees
of the general assembly. The bill creates a legislative advisory council to
provide advice and comment to the advisory group.
The bill expands the existing concurrent enrollment expansion and
innovation grant program to include grants for specified purposes related
to providing opportunities for students to simultaneously enroll in
postsecondary courses or engage in work-based learning opportunities
while enrolled in high school.
The bill extends for 2 additional budget years funding for students
who enroll in an early college program that was approved before June 6,
2018, and who enroll in postsecondary courses in the fifth or sixth year
of high school.
The bill authorizes the distribution of state financial assistance to
students who enroll in postsecondary courses while still enrolled in high
school.

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StatusHouse Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations (03/05/2020)

Bill: HB20-1336
Title: Holocaust And Genocide Studies In Public Schools
Senate Committee
History 
CCW Summary

Concerning requiring the satisfactory completion of a course that includes Holocaust and genocide studies as a condition of high school graduation in public schools.

Intro Date03/02/2020
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Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/09/2020)
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Bill Subject- Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
House CommitteeEducation
Senate SponsorsS. Fenberg (D)
D. Hisey (R)
House SponsorsD. Michaelson Jenet (D)
E. Sirota (D)
Official Summary

The bill requires the state board to adopt standards related to
Holocaust and genocide studies on or before July 1, 2021.
The bill requires each school district board of education and

charter school to incorporate the standards on Holocaust and genocide
studies adopted by the state board into an existing course that is currently
a condition of high school graduation for school years beginning on or
after July 1, 2022.
The bill requires the department of education to create and
maintain a publicly available resource bank of materials pertaining to
Holocaust and genocide courses and programs, which must be available
for access by public schools no later than July 1, 2021.

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StatusHouse Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations (03/12/2020)

Bill: HB20-1357
Title: Media Literacy Implementation
Senate Committee
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CCW Summary

Concerning implementing the recommendations of the media literacy advisory committee in elementary and secondary education created in House Bill 19-1110.

Intro Date03/06/2020
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Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/23/2020)
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Bill Subject- Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
House CommitteeEducation
Senate Sponsors
House SponsorsB. McLachlan (D)
L. Cutter (D)
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StatusIntroduced In House - Assigned to Education + Appropriations (03/06/2020)

Bill: HB20-1358
Title: K-12 Seizure Safe Schools
Senate Committee
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CCW Summary

Concerning seizure action plans for K-12 students who have been diagnosed with a seizure disorder.

Intro Date03/09/2020
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Bill Subject- Children & Domestic Matters
- Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
- Health Care & Health Insurance
House CommitteeEducation
Senate Sponsors
House SponsorsH. McKean (R)
K. Mullica (D)
Official Summary

The bill requires the parent or legal guardian (parent) of a student
who has been diagnosed with a seizure disorder, including epilepsy,
(student) to submit a signed seizure action plan (plan) to the school if the
student may need assistance with seizure-related care in a school setting.
The parent is required to provide updated information to the plan when
necessary.

K-12 public schools are required to, and private schools are
encouraged to, provide annual seizure-related training to school personnel
who have direct contact with or supervise students who have a seizure
disorder.

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StatusIntroduced In House - Assigned to Education (03/09/2020)
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