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

Kelly Caufield

Colorado Succeeds Members Champion Computer Science at the Capitol

A Colorado Succeeds-backed bill that would significantly bolster computer science and tech education in Colorado recently passed its first hurdle in the House Education Committee. The business community turned out in force to support HB-1184, the Expanding Computer Science Education

Kelly Caufield

Colorado Succeeds 2017 Legislative Priorities

2016 was a landmark year for education in Colorado. To summarize quickly, Colorado Succeeds supported policies that: Expanded access to high-performing public charter schools; Rewarded schools with financial incentives when students earn in-demand workplace skills and credentials; and Ensured all