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Colorado Succeeds

An Overview of School Achievement Data in Colorado

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

Scott Laband

Salida School District: A Model of Excellence

Salida School District serves 1,100 students in a small, rural district in a bucolic mountain setting. At first glance it might not seem the most likely place to become a hotbed of educational innovation. But in many ways that is

Elaine Menardi

Every Student STEM

“There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.” -Ken Olson, President, Chairman, Founder of Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), 1977 The DEC-10 mainframe filled a room. It was massive and monstrous and entirely magical. I literally shivered the

Jamie Trafficanda

What Does a High School Diploma Really Mean?

  On the surface, the consistent rise in high school graduation rates, both in Colorado and across the country, is great news. More kids are persisting through high school and earning their diplomas – which can be critical for both

Jamie Trafficanda

Adams 12’s ICAP Program Sets a Shining Example

People wondering why the Adams 12 Five Star Schools just won a state award for its Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) counseling program need look no farther than state data.

Colorado Succeeds

Colorado’s 2015 NAEP Results: What You Need to Know

Every two years a sample of 4th and 8th graders in every state are given the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) assessment in reading and math, also known as the “nation’s report card.” The NAEP assessment has gained notoriety