Scott Laband

Creating world-class CTE programs: Five lessons from Colorado

Last week, I explained why career and technical education will make agile learners America’s future, and that maximizing their potential requires CTE that works well for students, employers, and school systems. In my home state of Colorado, we’ve learned a great

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Danny McCormick

CTE Month: How Education is Transforming for the Future

Career and Technical Education (CTE) has been made new again. Touting a 243-year-old history, we can draw upon the story of the first U.S. ambassador and famous inventor Benjamin Franklin, who worked his way into the great halls of our

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Erin Parks

Where Does the Polis Administration Stand On Education? 

We know that our current education system must become more responsive in preparing agile learners. Major economic shifts – from shuttering factories, shrinking industries, and the emergence of artificial intelligence – challenge the 120-year-old school model into question. Colorado is going to need bold leadership to move our schools and systems.  

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Kelly Caufield

The 2019 Field Guide to Education in Colorado

Children sitting in first-grade classrooms today will graduate from high school in the year 2030. Experts predict that 85% of the jobs available in that same year have yet to be invented. The challenge then, to educate and prepare students

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Kelly Caufield

Credential Program Grows, 9,000 Credentials in Two Years

Back in 2016, Colorado Succeeds championed an innovative pilot that provides financial incentives to schools based on the number of students completing industry credential programs tied to in-demand jobs and industries in Colorado. In the first year, there was an

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