PNS Daily News - November 22, 2019 

President Trump signs a spending bill to avert a government shutdown; it's deadline day for cities to opt out of a federal opioid settlement; and a new report says unsafe toys still are in stores.

November 22, 2019 

Affordable housing legislation was introduced in Congress yesterday, following the first debate questions about housing. Plus, Israeli PM Bibi Netanyahu was indicted for fraud, bribery, and breach of trust, just days after the Trump administration’s policy greenlighting Israeli settlement of the West Bank. And finally, former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg continues his slow and steady potential entry into the race.

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Committee Takes Up Giving CO Students the ‘Credit’ they Deserve

November 13, 2007

Denver, CO – More grads means more green. That's the argument of advocates who want a state legislative committee to resurrect the idea of dual enrollment for Colorado students, a system that allows them to earn college credits for certain courses while still in high school. Scott Groginsky, of the Colorado Children's Campaign says such programs help the state meet its education goals.

"Higher high school graduation and college participation and lower drop-out rates. More kids are staying in school and going to college, and that's really what all of us want."

One option for dual enrollment program would actually allow some students to stay in high school for a fifth year while they simultaneously earn college credit. That has opponents worried about draining money out of the state's traditional K-12 system, but Groginsky says more college grads means more money for the state.

"Students who complete college earlier will become taxpayers earlier and, because they have degrees, they're going to have higher earnings, which will produce more taxes."

The legislature's Committee on Legal Services holds a hearing today on a Colorado State Board of Education ruling supporting the programs. Two years ago, the Board had voted that dual enrollment programs were breaking state rules, but unanimously reversed its decision in August.

Eric Mack, Public News Service - CO