Colorado guv signs school bill |

Colorado guv signs school bill

DENVER (AP) – Gov. Bill Ritter has signed a bill to give Colorado an edge in competing for federal education funds.

The informal bill signing took place Friday, just hours after the House gave final approval.

Legislative leaders rushed the bill through in the first three days of the 2010 session. They wanted it to become law before Colorado submits its application for federal “Race to the Top” funds on Tuesday.

The law requires the state to monitor schools or programs where public school teachers and principals are trained.

The state is already preparing to track the ability of teachers and principals to boost student achievement under a bill passed last year.

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