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Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 10, 2012 SB 68Prohibits Food with Trans Fat in SchoolsBill Passed - Senate (18 - 17)Yea
April 9, 2012 SB 15College Tuition Rates for Undocumented ImmigrantsBill Passed - Senate (20 - 14)Yea
April 18, 2011 SB 126In-State Tuition for Undocumented ImmigrantsBill Passed - Senate (20 - 15)Yea
May 12, 2010 SB 191Education Law AmendmentsConcurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 8)Yea April 30, 2010 SB 191Education Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14)Nay
What is Senate Bill 191?
In May 2010, the Colorado Legislature passed and Gov. Bill Ritter signed S.B. 191, which establishes new requirements for evaluating teachers and principals. Among other requirements, this law mandates that at least 50 percent of a teacher's evaluation be determined by the academic growth of the teacher's students and at least 50 percent of a principal's evaluation be determined by the academic growth of the students in the principal's school. The law creates the State Council for Educator Effectiveness, which is composed of 15 representatives from key educator stakeholder groups. The State Council is charged with making recommendations to the Colorado State Board of Education about how to implement the new performance evaluation system. The Colorado State Board of Education is required to take action on the recommendations by September 2011. The new system will be piloted in 2012-2013, implemented statewide in 2013-2014 and finalized in 2014-2015.
For more information, see: http://www.cde.state.co.us/EducatorEffectiveness/SB191FAQ.asp#Q1
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