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.
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
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
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
Achievement Gap for Black and Hispanic Students Shrinking While English Learners Fall Further Behind
Former President Barack Obama proved to be a staunch advocate on eliminating the achievement gap in education. One of President Obama’s key objectives of his My Brother’s Keeper initiative was to specifically address the gap that exists between boys of
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
Building a strong workforce pipeline begins well before students enter high school. Early literacy is a little known but key factor in ensuring student success throughout their lives. “Research shows that 3rd-grade literacy is one of the best predictors of
While attending America Succeeds’ always excellent EdVenture conference in Boise in September, we had the opportunity to acquaint ourselves with a non-profit organization that produces arguably the most compelling and visually appealing education data we’ve seen.
The Sam Gary Branch Denver Public Library was full of energy Aug. 30, as education advocates, community organizers, educators, and parents gathered for a “Convening on Equity and ESSA in Colorado” hosted by the Colorado Latino Leadership Advocacy &
On a windy Friday afternoon, Brues Ale House in Pueblo was packed with Colorado policy makers, business community representatives and advocates, and education leaders for the signing of HB-1289.