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
Colorado’s new Department of Early Childhood continues to move forward
Colorado Succeeds, in collaboration with a coalition of advocates, supported universal preschool and the state’s establishment of the Department of Early Childhood, which will oversee implementation of the new program. A major win for learners, educators, and families alike, universal
Universal Pre-Kindergarten Policy Brief
Many Colorado families currently lack access to high quality, reliable early care and education opportunities for their children. For many, this critical service is either not available, not affordable, and/or not accessible. As a result, too many kids start their
Policy Brief: Colorado’s New Agency for Early Childhood
Business Community Recommendations for Innovation, Agility, and Impact through Agency Design Over the next 18 months, Colorado’s policy leaders will make critical decisions regarding a new state agency for early childhood and a new state-funded pre-kindergarten program that will shape
Coming Soon: Policy Brief on New Department of Early Childhood
Next week, Colorado Succeeds, Executives Partnering to Invest in Children (EPIC), and ReadyNation Colorado will release a new policy brief outlining eight specific recommendations for how Colorado’s new state agency dedicated to early childhood programs and services should be structured.
Colorado Succeeds Members Inform Creation of New Department of Early Childhood
HB21-1304, which created the new Department of Early Childhood, was the seminal piece of Early Childhood Education (ECE) legislation to pass this session. The bill passed through both chambers with overwhelming bipartisan support and 80 of 100 legislators voting in
Universal Pre-K Draft Unveiled: Here’s How it Stacks Up to the Business Community’s Priorities for Early Education
Last fall, Colorado Succeeds proudly supported Proposition EE, which initiated a statewide nicotine tax that will ultimately generate an estimated $230 million per year to ensure all Colorado 4-year-olds have access to preschool. Implementation of this new funding is an
US Chamber of Commerce Foundation Survey Sheds Light on the Impact of COVID-19
Prior to the COVID-19 crisis, education advocates recognized the critical nature of early childhood education (ECE) in ensuring a bright future for kids. Research shows that access to high quality ECE supports long-term educational and professional outcomes, including higher wages
It’s time to invest in Colorado’s future and stop teen vaping.
Colorado youth are now using nicotine vaping products at twice the national average — the highest rate in the country. 30% of teens say they vape, and e-cigarettes are now the second-most tried substance among youth. The health of our
Supporting our youngest learners is critical for Colorado’s economic recovery.
COVID-19 has been devastating to many of Colorado’s industries and to much of our economy. As we seek ways to recover, one of the continued effects of the pandemic is the significant toll it has taken on parents of young