Kelly Caufield

The Future of Education With Colorado’s Next Governor

All of us at Colorado Succeeds extend a hearty congratulations to Jared Polis upon his election as Colorado’s 43rd governor. Months ago Colorado Succeeds and over 20 partners came together to ask the gubernatorial candidates an important question: What if

2018 test scores on statewide assessments
Kelly Caufield

2018 Colorado Student Test Scores – 6 Things You Need to Know

Scores from the 2018 statewide annual assessment, known as the Colorado Measures of Academic Success, were recently released. All Colorado students in grades three through 11 take these tests at the end of each school year. Here are Colorado Succeeds

Kelly Caufield

Education Highlights from Colorado’s 2018 Legislative Session

The 2018 session of the Colorado General Assembly adjourned on May 9 with notable education victories that will create more opportunities for students to be college- and career-ready and provide more support for struggling districts and schools, among other positive

Charter school advocacy day at the capitol 2017
Kelly Caufield

Colorado Succeeds 2018 Legislative Priorities

Following a productive 2017 legislative session with ten of the 11 bills we supported signed into law, Colorado Succeeds is gearing up for the 2018 session with a focus on six key areas:

Kelly Caufield

School Funding in Colorado: What You Need to Know

The average Coloradan likely knows two basic truths about school funding: It’s a vitally important and contentious issue, and it’s incredibly hard to understand. School funding is complex in every state, but arguably more so in Colorado than anywhere else.

Rep. Brittany Pettersen and Scott Laband at Legislative Recap
Kelly Caufield

An Insider’s Look at Colorado’s 2017 Legislative Session

Colorado’s 2017 legislative session produced more wins for forward-thinking education policy than any session in recent years. To mark the session’s triumphant end, Colorado Succeeds convened our members for a behind-the-scenes conversation with Colorado’s two leading education policymakers: Senator Owen

Scott Laband

Colorado’s Opportunity for Every Student to Succeed

To the casual observer, federal education law seems abstract and too far removed from Colorado classrooms to have any real impact on our students. That’s not the case with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), recently passed by Congress in