Erin Kerr

Promising Student Growth at Compass Academy

This month, the Colorado Succeeds team and partners had the opportunity to visit Compass Academy, a public charter middle school in Denver Public Schools, serving students from sixth to eighth grade.   Opened in 2015, Compass has increased two levels on

Colorado Succeeds

Guest Post: Colorado Charter Schools Lead the Way

Colorado Succeeds is proud to partner with the Colorado League of Charter Schools’ to protect and advance high-quality school choice in our state. We are pleased to share these important reflections from the League’s President, Dan Schaller, who shares our

Colorado Succeeds

Full Circle: The Story of Two Families and The Succeeds Prize 

In this piece we catch up with Richard Herbst, a Colorado Succeeds board member and President of TTEC Foundation. Richard passionately recounts his story with the Azimis, an Afghan refugee family in Denver. Richard also tells how his involvement with The

Erin Parks

What Is Open Enrollment in Colorado?

Since 1994, Colorado families have had the option under state law of enrolling their children in any traditional public school or public charter school in the state, as long as space is available. If the school is outside either the

school choice and charter schools in colorado
Jamie Trafficanda

Get the Facts: Public School Choice in Colorado

Charter schools, school choice, magnet schools. You’ve probably been hearing these terms more and more. With so much misinformation surrounding these topics, we wanted to give you the facts and where these issues currently stand in Colorado.

Parents show their support for school choice at the rally
Jesus Salazar

More School Choice Means More Chances for Success

As a sixth-generation Coloradan, my roots run deep in our great Centennial State. And, as a product of a small farming community that was in one of the poorest counties in the country when I was growing up, I believe

Scott Laband

Charter School Funding: The New Discrimination

Originally published in: If public education is America’s great equalizer – helping to level the playing field for the disadvantaged – why don’t all public school students receive equal funding?