DENVER
06/30/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Colorado Education Reform Bill Moves Through Senate With Few Amendments

The Senate Thursday gave preliminary approval to the Senate Bill 10-191, the educator effectiveness bill, after more than six hours of debate on a blizzard of amendments.

A focus of the debate was on whether the bill offers sufficient due-process protections to teachers who receive unsatisfactory evaluations and who would revert to probationary status because of consecutive unsatisfactory evaluations.

Critics of the bill also tried to amend its provisions requiring mutual consent of principals and teachers for placement in schools.

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