A bill introduced this week in the Colorado General Assembly would lay out the next steps.
Officials hope changes will help attract more math teachers and better prepare educators to work with students learning English.
"This is a spiritual war, but it has a physical dimension," said Tom Uebbing, a pro-life activist who helped organize the event.
The Colorado education department released a draft of a plan detailing how it would use federal funds to measure and improve its lowest performing schools, train teachers and support English language learners.
Reversing medical abortions, and two other abortion bills the Colorado House will probably kill today
Republicans opened the legislative session by saying they wouldn't back down from their priorities and values, despite Democrats controlling the House and having the backstop of a governor's veto.
Colorado lawmakers and education advocates are both working on studying the nation’s new education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act.