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Erin Parks

Supporting Agile Educators in Colorado

Most of us can remember a teacher from our time in school that heavily influenced us. Citing courageous educators as inspiration, policymakers displayed outstanding support for education policy across party lines this legislative session. At The Succeeds Prize celebration last

Erin Parks

How Ponderosa High School is Modeling Innovation – One Latte at a Time

When we think about innovation in education our minds often conjure up images of app development or virtual reality helmets. However, Allison Fabrizio, a 3rd-year teacher who works with students with severe needs at Ponderosa High School, took a different approach. Through

Kelly Caufield

The 2019 Field Guide to Education in Colorado

Children sitting in first-grade classrooms today will graduate from high school in the year 2030. Experts predict that 85% of the jobs available in that same year have yet to be invented. The challenge then, to educate and prepare students

Danny McCormick

Bridging the Gaps: Educator Fellows Push Education Forward

When Gideon Geisel, an assistant principal at Denver’s George Washington High School, first heard about a new fellowship program that would give him the opportunity to learn first-hand about what skills businesses need high school graduates to possess, he knew

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Jamie Trafficanda

Colorado’s Teacher Shortage: Get the Facts

In any business, recruiting top tier talent in sufficient numbers is critical to achieving success.

It’s no different in education: thriving schools and districts need a reliable pipeline of great teachers, a pipeline where supply meets demand.

Arickaree students in shop class
Jamie Trafficanda

Schools Partner to Bridge the Rural-Urban STEM Divide

We’ve long heard that technology will revolutionize education, dissolving barriers created by distance, inequity of opportunity, and lack of resources, and bringing the world to every student.

Jaime Casap Google Chief Education Evangelist at Colorado Succeeds luncheon
Sean Wybrant

Dinner with Google’s Chief Education Evangelist

Sean Wybrant, Colorado’s 2017 Teacher of the Year, along with other Colorado education leaders attended a dinner with Google’s Jaime Casap organized by Colorado Succeeds. During that dinner Casap, the company’s Chief Education Evangelist, explained how he approaches education, looks at it