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 businessowners 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 skill
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
If you live in the Denver Metro area, it’s no surprise that the construction industry is booming. Take a quick scan of the city skyline and you’ll count a handful of cranes on any given day. What’s less apparent, however,
What if in one year’s time, after offering a unique benefit to your employees, you could share the following stories? An hourly employee who is also a husband and father of three young children, received a promotion because he took
Did you know a child is seven-times more likely to go to college and graduate if they know they have a college savings account in their name?
Colorado students need to be prepared for our state’s growing, middle-skill jobs, from healthcare to IT to advanced manufacturing.
“Why am I learning this? How is this relevant to my future?” In a rapidly-changing economy, our answers to these age-old questions from students are more important than ever.