Katy Anthes became Colorado’s Commissioner of Education in December 2016, after serving as interim commissioner for several months. Her appointment was a welcomed sign of stability after a series of leadership transitions and staff turnover within the department.
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The United States ranks first globally for defense spending, third for global competitiveness, and first again in women’s Olympic figure skating gold medals. Our rankings for education; however, are much more lackluster. As shown by the recently-released 2015 Program for
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
In one of Sean Wybrant’s classrooms in Colorado Springs, students are working in teams to create educational games for younger students in the district. In another class, students are crafting business proposals for school improvement projects to be reviewed by l faculty. With his commitment to providing students with real world experiences – in addition to his sheer dedication and passion for teaching – it is easy to see why Wybrant was recently named the 2017 Colorado Teacher of the Year.
Despite featuring all the usual trappings of a typical high school – hallways lined with lockers, periodic tables posted on the walls – you get a sense very quickly that there’s something different going on at the Denver School of
This is the second in a series of blog posts from Colorado Succeeds examining Colorado school achievement data and student socioeconomic status. Our intent is to share this data in an informative and useful way – and to help spur
In response to the need to better prepare Colorado students for higher education and our 21st century workforce, the state adopted a set of new, higher academic standards in 2010 called the Colorado Academic Standards. This new set of
This is the first in a series of blog posts from Colorado Succeeds examining Colorado school achievement data and student socioeconomic status. Our intent is to share this data in an informative and useful way – and to help spur
To get a sense of how profoundly the St. Vrain Valley School District is transforming education, one need only pay a visit to the district’s academic summer camps and talk with students. At one end of the age spectrum, nine-year-olds Uma