Colorado Succeeds

Policy Brief: Colorado’s New Agency for Early Childhood

Business Community Recommendations for Innovation, Agility, and Impact through Agency Design Over the next 18 months, Colorado’s policy leaders will make critical decisions regarding a new state agency for early childhood and a new state-funded pre-kindergarten program that will shape

Lance Hostetter

Coming Soon: Policy Brief on New Department of Early Childhood

Next week, Colorado Succeeds, Executives Partnering to Invest in Children (EPIC), and ReadyNation Colorado will release a new policy brief outlining eight specific recommendations for how Colorado’s new state agency dedicated to early childhood programs and services should be structured.

Kelly Caufield

5 Barriers to a Strong Higher Education System [According to Business]

Earlier this month Colorado Succeeds hosted nearly 30 business leaders in a dynamic conversation about the future of higher education. The topic is particularly timely as Colorado Succeeds President, Scott Laband, as well as our business members, now serve on

Lance Hostetter

2021 Student Assessment Scores Reveal Significant Learning Loss

Earlier this month the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) released the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) scores from 2021, revealing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on learning for all students, and growing inequalities for students of color and

Kelly Caufield

Top 10 Policy Wins for Colorado Students in 2021

Colorado Succeeds is thankful for the courageous leadership of legislators, the Governor’s office, state agency leaders, business leaders, educators, students, families, and advocacy partners. Together we are proud of the results that will benefit Colorado – pre-school through post-secondary. 1.

Kelly Caufield

5 Key Legislative Updates in the Final Weeks of the 2021 Session

As we come to the final weeks of the 2021 Colorado legislative session, here are the top five things you should know:  1.) Governor Polis and the Legislature make a big stimulus announcement.  This week Governor Polis and legislative leaders