“You wouldn’t judge a lion by how fast it can swim in the ocean, you know,” says Eli. “With traditional school, I didn’t feel like I had the chance to show how smart I was.” That’s just one student echoing
The Career Development Fund (HB16-1289), continues to grow and give offer more work-based learning opportunities in CO.
Colorado Succeeds sits down for a conversation with Mark Tapy, Apprenticeship Program Manager with Pinnacol Assurance, to learn more about how work-based learning can benefit business. Colorado Succeeds: Thank you for sitting down with us Mark. We are really excited
Career and Technical Education (CTE) has been made new again. Touting a 243-year-old history, we can draw upon the story of the first U.S. ambassador and famous inventor Benjamin Franklin, who worked his way into the great halls of our
We know that our current education system must become more responsive in preparing agile learners. Major economic shifts – from shuttering factories, shrinking industries, and the emergence of artificial intelligence – challenge the 120-year-old school model into question. Colorado is going to need bold leadership to move our schools and systems.
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
Colorado Succeeds and our STEM Champions Network recently visited STEM School Highlands Ranch, a high-performing K-12 charter school in the Douglas County School District. Read below to hear what they saw, why it matters, and what we can do to
School funding in Colorado has been a longstanding issue. Chalkbeat recently featured to a group of teachers, school leaders, advocates, and academics – including Colorado Succeeds’ Vice President of Government Affairs Kelly Caufield – sharing what they think is missing
Ask most business owners about their most pressing needs today and high on the list is finding employees who possess the essential skills required to be productive team members: collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity. Lately, however, a new essential
Did you know that more school districts in Colorado operate on a four-day school week than in any other state? Some other fast facts: With four-day weeks becoming more prevalent across the state—particularly in rural communities—it’s important to get the