Katie Zaback

Gov. Polis keeps focus on education and workforce development

On January 25, Governor Polis delivered his annual state of the state’s address. He underscored the importance of accessible postsecondary education and workforce development in our state which has “two jobs for every unemployed Coloradan.” “The reality is that today’s

Katie Zaback

Colorado Succeeds’ 2023 Policy Agenda

Colorado Succeeds is proud to champion policies that promote equitable access to high-quality educational opportunities spanning from early childhood to postsecondary education.    Each year, we strive to co-create and advocate for policies alongside students, families, community members, and business leaders

Colorado Succeeds

Colorado Succeeds Expands Focus into Higher Education

Preschool to Postsecondary: Colorado Succeeds Expands Impact, Releases Report Showing Significant Gaps, Opportunities in Postsecondary and Career Success for Coloradans New team members bring expertise and experience to support expanded workstream  Colorado Succeeds is proud to announce the expansion of

Larry Blackshear

What you need to know: School Finance Committee work

Even with the 2022 legislative session over, it’s been a busy summer following the Legislative Interim Committee on School Finance (SFIC). The Committee met multiple times this summer to discuss the latest updates on COVID-19 Relief (ESSER) federal stimulus funds

Kelly Caufield

Kelly Caufield Reflects on Six Years at Colorado Succeeds

After nearly six years at Colorado Succeeds, I am departing onto the next adventure with excitement as Common Sense Institute’s new Colorado Executive Director. But, with any transition, it’s important to reflect on the many accomplishments achieved as part of

Larry Blackshear

Colorado Succeeds’ Priority: Student-Centered Policies & Programs

Colorado Succeeds is a nonprofit, nonpartisan coalition of business leaders, working to ensure all of Colorado’s learners are educated to their greatest potential, and all of Colorado’s businesses have the talented and innovative homegrown workforce they need to thrive. We

Colorado Succeeds

2022 Colorado Legislative Session Ends with Big Wins for Learners

With over 700 bills and resolutions introduced, the 73rd General Assembly adjourned on Wednesday, May 11 after a 120-day legislative session. Colorado Succeeds is thankful for the courageous leadership of legislators, the Governor’s office, state agency leaders, business leaders, educators,

Amadou Dieng

Addressing the Public School Transportation Shortage

A shortage of bus drivers is causing significant challenges in helping students get to school. Recent legislation introduced by Reps. Colin Larson (R) and Mary Young (D) and Sens. Rachel Zenzinger (D) and Cleave Simpsons (R) encourage innovative solutions, strategies,

Kelly Caufield

Student Learning Gaps and the Need for a Strong Accountability System

Student disengagement and learning loss are competing for attention among the innumerable education challenges surfaced by the COVID-19 pandemic. Across the country, state legislatures, school districts, education advocacy organizations, parents, and communities are trying to support their students and ensure