Scott Laband

In Defense of Teacher-Evaluation Reform

Originally published in: When Gov. Bill Ritter signed Colorado’s teacher-evaluation framework into law in 2010, he set in motion a powerful transformation of the state’s education system.

Jamie Trafficanda

The Colorado READ Act Delivers Results for Kids

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

Sean Wyrbrant. a Career and Technical Education teacher at William J. Palmer High School, in Colorado Springs District 11. Source: Colorado Department of Education
Shannon Nicholas

Colorado’s Teacher of the Year Creates Relevant Learning for All

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.

Colorado Succeeds

A School-Level Analysis of School Achievement Across Colorado

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