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Election season is upon us and Coloradans have the opportunity to vote on two ballot measures that would provide critical funding for education and support a thriving Colorado economy. Proposition EE: Taxes on Nicotine Products In a time
Colorado students and workers will now have more opportunities to receive college credit for qualified work experience. HB20-1002, College Credit for Work Experience, which was signed into law earlier this month by Gov. Jared Polis, will allow students and members of the current workforce to
The 2020 legislative session wrapped up last week after an unprecedented year. Colorado’s first confirmed case of COVID-19 was announced on March 5 and, less than two weeks later, the Colorado General Assembly went into a two-month recess. The Legislature
Last month, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos unveiled two competitive opportunities for states seeking additional stimulus funding around rethinking K-12 and reimagining the workforce. Colorado Succeeds is developing recommendations for state leaders on both opportunities. Read below for more
The full General Assembly officially returned to the Capitol on Tuesday, May 26th after a 2 month-long suspended session. And the state’s budget writers, who returned a few weeks ago, put the finishing touches on the FY20-21 budget last Friday. With COVID-19’s impact on
There is no doubt that COVID-19 has forever impacted the education landscape. Governor Polis recently announced that all schools will remain closed for the rest of the academic year, while also telling superintendents to start planning for potential fall disruptions.
Colorado Succeeds responds to COVID-19 crisis.
In 2019, Colorado Succeeds supported a bill championed by Sen. Jeff Bridges (D) and Sen. Shannon Bird (D) that allows schools and districts to further offer work-based learning opportunities outside of the classroom. Known as the Innovative Learning Opportunities Pilot
At the end of January, the College Credit for Work Experience Bill (HB20-1002) cleared the first legislative hurdle, passing 13-0 out of the House Education Committee. Strong testimony from Colorado Succeeds board member, Edie Sonn, helped to explain why business