Scott Laband

Re-Thinking Schools with the Education Secretary

Colorado Succeeds members have a long history of meeting with the nation’s highest education official. Since our founding in 2006, industry and business leaders from our coalition have met with each sitting U.S. Secretary of Education to share a business

Rocky Mountain Prep student - Source: E Cryan Photography
Scott Laband

Message from the President: Start With Why

Those of you who know me well, know that I’m a big fan of Simon Sinek and, in particular, his teachings on how great leaders inspire action. If you are unfamiliar with Sinek, I encourage you to check out his

Colorado students can now earn a STEM endorsed diploma
Heidi Ganahl

STEM in Colorado Makes Leaps and Bounds

2017 has been a landmark year for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education in Colorado. New laws passed during this year’s legislative session combined with significant progress on initiatives already underway mean that Colorado students have richer opportunities than

National Teacher Appreciation Week
Colorado Succeeds

Members Honor Educators for National Teacher Appreciation Week

Educators have the power to transform a student’s academic and economic trajectory. In fact, they are the most important in-school factor for student success. We’ve all had at least one teacher who inspired us to push ourselves and reach our

Kristi Pollard

Why Testing Should Matter to us All

As a representative for bringing business to Grand Junction, I’m always looking for ways to make our region a place for business and industry to thrive. I can’t do that by flying blind. I rely on data to see where

Parents show their support for school choice at the rally
Jesus Salazar

More School Choice Means More Chances for Success

  As a sixth-generation Coloradan, my roots run deep in our great Centennial State. And, as a product of a small farming community that was in one of the poorest counties in the country when I was growing up, I

Scott Laband

Why Technology Can’t Win the Fight Against Fake News On Its Own

Originally published in: With fake internet news and hacked political campaigns in the headlines, teachers, educators, and technology gurus are pondering new pedagogical questions: How will kids discern fact from fiction in the digital age? What is opinion and what

St. Vrain students at IBM's summer Innovation Academy
Scott Laband

Social Impact Investing is an Alternative Way to do Good

Originally published in: Investors who are looking to do well for themselves while doing good in the world are getting more options these days, with alternative investments such as private equity becoming the new trend in impact investing.