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s_ed_2017a_2017-02-15t09:50:46z3 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/15/2017

Location: SCR 352

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-103



SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION


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12:17 PM -- SB17-103



Senator Merrifield, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 17-103 which concerns the implementation of research-based early learning strategies as corrective actions in the public elementary and secondary education accountability system.



The following people testified on the bill:



12:22 PM --
Bill Jaeger, Vice President of Early Childhood Initiatives for the Colorado Children's Campaign, spoke in support of the bill. He stated that Qualistar Colorado also supports the bill.



12:27 PM --
Lawrence Garcia, representing the Colorado Education Association, spoke in support of the bill.





12:31 PM



Senator Merrifield distributed amendments L.001 (Attachment N) and L.002 (Attachment O). Mr. Jaeger spoke about the amendments and answered questions from the committee.



17SenateEd0215AttachN.pdf17SenateEd0215AttachN.pdf 17SenateEd0215AttachO.pdf17SenateEd0215AttachO.pdf



12:43 PM --
Jen Walmer, representing Democrats for Education Reform, spoke in support of the bill.



12:45 PM --
Lauren Heintz, representing Clayton Early Learning, spoke in support of the bill.



12:47 PM --
Kate Burns, representing herself as a teacher in the St. Vrain Valley School District, spoke in support of the bill. Ms. Burns answered questions from the committee.





12:56 PM



There were no more witnesses and Senator Hill closed public testimony. Senator Hill laid the bill over until Thursday, 2/16.





01:01 PM



The committee adjourned.








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