Colorado reading bills seeking more transparency and teacher training extension move forward

Chalkbeat Colorado: Colorado parents would have an easier time finding out how their children’s schools teach reading under a bill that received committee approval this week.

At the same time, lawmakers are poised to give teachers more time to complete training on the best ways to teach children to read, and next week, they’ll take up a bill that would make it easier for school districts to buy curriculum that hasn’t been approved by the state.

The three reading-related bills reflect ongoing tension between the state’s sense of urgency in improving low reading proficiency rates on one hand, and local control and pandemic pressures on the other.

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