Colo. House, Senate pass school bill on 2nd day |

Colo. House, Senate pass school bill on 2nd day

DENVER (AP) – Hours after the Colorado Senate gave its approval, the Colorado House tentatively approved a bill designed to give the state an edge in competing for millions of dollars in federal education funds.

The votes by both chambers came on Thursday, the second day of the session.

Legislative leaders are rushing the bill through so Gov. Bill Ritter can sign it before Colorado submits its application for the federal “Race to the Top” program next week.

The bill faces a final vote on Friday. If there are no amendments, it goes to the governor’s desk.

The bill would require the state to track where educators got their training and report on the success of teachers and principals in boosting student achievement.

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