Colorado Succeeds

2023 Legislative Session: Wins for Colorado Learners

Colorado Succeeds is proud to champion policies that promote equitable access to high-quality educational opportunities spanning from early childhood to career. We are particularly grateful to our bipartisan legislative champions, including Sens. Paul Lundeen (R), Jeff Bridges (D), Rachel Zenzinger

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.

Sarah Swanson

2023 Legislative Session: Reaching the Halfway Mark

With the 2023 legislative session at its halfway point, I’m reflecting on some of the key education issues arising and looking to the future for what we hope to accomplish in the remainder of the session. In particular, we are

Sarah Swanson

CDIP works for learners, schools, and business. Let’s expand its reach.

Established in 2016, the Career Development Incentive Program (CDIP) incentivizes school districts and charter schools to provide industry-recognized certificate programs, internships, and pre-apprenticeship programs aligned with in-demand industries.   School districts have used these incentives – which provide up to $1,000

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