MOVING THE AGILITY AGENDA FORWARD
Colorado Succeeds worked with legislators, nonprofit partners, and educators to advance an agility agenda in the 2019 legislative session to support agile learners, agile systems, and agile educators.
The top 5 priorities accomplished the following:
Changed outdated funding practices that links the amount of money a school receives to the amount of time a student spends inside the classroom, allowing more students to participate in out-of-school learning opportunities.
Secured $5 million for financial incentives to school districts that offer work-based learning opportunities.
Created flexibility for school districts to experiment with local accountability and build more agile systems. Districts can now test new, more innovative workforce and college readiness measures.
Ensured all high school students will now have the opportunity to earn college credit in high school through greater access to concurrent enrollment.
Expanded the number of educators who can teach postsecondary-level courses in high school by increasing funding and loan forgiveness for educators earning master’s degrees in key content areas.
Click here for the full legislative update on the 2019 session.