When Colorado Succeeds took 33 statewide business and civic leaders on a delegation visit to Tennessee last fall, our objective was to inspire the participants and prompt some new thinking.
As members of this organization, we know that the majority of Colorado’s kids aren’t prepared for Colorado’s jobs; I have seen this firsthand as the chief technology officer for Sage Hospitality.
Colorado Succeeds led a delegation of twenty-five chamber and industry association leaders – representing every county of Colorado – to Washington D.C., in late September to meet with elected officials, diplomats, and national experts on key education issues and opportunities
Policy met practice at the Colorado State Capitol on March 14 when Colorado Succeeds co-hosted STEM Day at the Capitol. Nearly 100 leaders from business, education, and government gathered in the Old Supreme Court Chambers to promote science, technology, engineering,
KEY TAKEAWAYS: Transformative, radical change to any system, including public schools, has to be undertaken incrementally. Practice humility. This is especially important for the business community to consider when jumping into the at times perplexing world of public education. Allow
Concerted efforts from the fringes of both major political parties to derail the Common Core State Standards and throttle back state testing of public school students could ultimately pose a threat to the nation’s position in the world economy.