A new report confirms that dual-enrollment programs in Colorado high schools continue to grow and increase the likelihood of college success for students throughout the state.
Dual-enrollment programs allow high school students to enroll in college-level courses for credit with no cost to them for tuition. Dual-enrollment programs include the state's Concurrent Enrollment Program, ASCENT and other programs available for high school students in Colorado.
Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a Bell-supported mobile learning labs funding bill into law on Wednesday. The bill allows, but does not require, Colorado Existing Industry Training Program moneys to be used to fund mobile learning labs that provide flexible, on-site skills-training options for Colorado employers and employees.
Our State of Opportunity Breakfast this morning served up the scoop on the 2015 legislative session, what's ahead for Bell priorities and, of course, delicious baked goods. Catch up on the action, including our presentation of an Opportunity Award to Rep. Dianne Primavera for her leadership on the passage of our top priority, the Strategic Planning Group on Aging (HB 1033).
Join 9to5 Colorado, the Bell Policy Center, the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, Colorado Fiscal Institute, COLOR, Colorado Progressive Coalition, ProgressNow Colorado and the Small Business Majority in requesting that Governor Hickenlooper veto the Allowable Finance Charge for Certain Consumer Credit Transactions bill (HB15-1390). This bill did not get a full vetting in the Legislature and would raise the cost of credit for moderate- and low-income Coloradans on certain consumer credit transactions.
A late bill that is clearly bad for consumers easily passed the House and is on the Senate floor. This bill, Allowable Finance Charge for Certain Consumer Credit Transactions (HB15-1390), would raise the cost of credit for moderate- and low-income Coloradans on certain consumer credit transactions. The frenzied pace of the final days of the legislative session paved the way for this bill to sail through, and consumers stand to lose.