Now is the time for Coloradans to reimagine the high school experience. Through the Successful High School Transitions bill (SB21-106) introduced by Senator James Coleman (D), Senator Kevin Priola (R), Rep. Barbara McLachlan (D), and Rep. Mark Baisley (R), Colorado
Earlier this month, Governor Polis announced the first round of Response, Innovation, and Student Equity (RISE) Education Fund awardees. The $32.7 million fund supports high-needs school districts, charter schools, and public institutions of higher education to address the learning challenges
Employees in the skilled trades, like home service professionals, are shown to experience high job satisfaction and career growth, and they are considered a vital part of the U.S. economy. However, these industries are facing a shortage of qualified workers.
Originally published in the Pueblo Chieftain on October 11, 2020. As a long-time educator in Pueblo County School District 70, I have developed over the years a deep appreciation for the importance of Career and Technical Education (CTE), and for
On September 9, Scott Laband, President of Colorado Succeeds, participated on a panel discussion with the Colorado Community College System Board and college presidents focused on the ways in which community colleges can partner with business to give their students
Career-Connected Learning Opportunities Rooted in Rural Communities For the past year, rural communities across Colorado have been working on setting a new vision for their students and local economies. Community design teams made up of superintendents, business leaders, educators, students,
Colorado students and workers will now have more opportunities to receive college credit for qualified work experience. HB20-1002, College Credit for Work Experience, which was signed into law earlier this month by Gov. Jared Polis, will allow students and members of the current workforce to
COVID-19 has caused many changes to Colorado’s education system, and work-based learning is no exception. Whether it’s internships, apprenticeships, or credential attainment, students, schools, and businesses are finding innovative ways to navigate and ensure work-based learning still works for learners
Cañon City Schools – Homegrown Talent Initiative exemplar and 2019 Winner of The Succeeds Prize for Excellence in STEM Education – shared early strategies and lessons learned from their rural district’s response efforts one month since COVID-19 disrupted our schools
Four years after it was signed into law by Governor Hickenlooper, the pilot is now more commonly known as the Career Development Incentive Program (CDIP). Over three years, the program has received requests for nearly 16,000 eligible incentives earned by students.