Colorado school funding measure draws bipartisan support

Thursday, March 20, 2014

With the state’s economy recovering and additional money pouring into state coffers from marijuana taxes, Colorado is poised to direct an additional $300 million in state funding to K-12 education.

A proposal on how to do that, allocating that new funding for kindergarten, literacy programs, English-language learners, charter schools and improved technology, nearly drew bipartisan support from the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

House Bill 1292, dubbed the “Student Success Act”, passed out of the committee on an 11-1 vote after a number of small changes to the bill were approved.

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