Larry Blackshear

Investing In Short-term Credentials to meet Colorado’s Workforce Needs

For years, Colorado Succeeds has galvanized the business community in support of increasing access to high-quality postsecondary and career pathways in K-12 education and, more recently, in Colorado’s postsecondary ecosystem to ensure learners have access to career-relevant education and training.

Amadou Dieng

“Big Blur” 1215 Task Force Publishes Interim Report

Colorado currently has nearly ten different programs where learners can earn college credits and quality credentials in high school. However, these programs can be expensive to administer and dependent on the right higher education partner, making them inequitably accessed by many Colorado students.

Erin Kerr

Promising Student Growth at Compass Academy

This month, the Colorado Succeeds team and partners had the opportunity to visit Compass Academy, a public charter middle school in Denver Public Schools, serving students from sixth to eighth grade.   Opened in 2015, Compass has increased two levels on

Rachel Van Brocklin

2022 NAEP Results: Resource Round-Up

At the end of October, the National Assessment Governing Board released the 2022 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Mathematics and Reading results, the most comprehensive data we’ve seen on how our students’ achievement has fared since the start of

Kelly Caufield

$90M industry-higher ed grant program releases application timeline

Last week the Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), unveiled new details about the Regional Talent Development Initiative Program which allows Colorado to fund both new and proven programs that “seed transformative change” through alignment and collaboration across

Amadou Dieng

Our School Transportation System Needs a Reboot

A nationwide shortage of bus drivers is causing significant challenges in helping students get to school. Initial research into shortages among other Colorado districts suggests that statewide the shortage of bus drivers is around 30%. Some large school districts like

Amadou Dieng

Career & Technical Education Month 2022

Today’s job market is healthier than ever before, but talent remains difficult to find. Simply put, there are more job openings than there are qualified employees to fill them. That is why it becomes even more important to invest in

Lance Hostetter

Three Common Pitfalls to Avoid When Designing Concurrent Enrollment

In part one of this concurrent enrollment series, we explored key considerations for expanding concurrent enrollment offerings.    In part two, we examine three pitfalls that should be avoided when school districts are designing concurrent enrollment offerings. An expansion of concurrent

Lance Hostetter

Expanding Concurrent Enrollment: Providing All Students With a Clear Path

Colorado students continue to face difficult decisions about their futures, specifically how to make their education relevant while earning the postsecondary credentials necessary to succeed in the Colorado workforce. This reality has been true for several years, but these issues