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2022 Colorado Legislative Session Ends with Big Wins for Learners

With over 700 bills and resolutions introduced, the 73rd General Assembly adjourned on Wednesday, May 11 after a 120-day legislative session. Colorado Succeeds is thankful for the courageous leadership of legislators, the Governor’s office, state agency leaders, business leaders, educators,

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Bipartisan Support for Work-Based Learning Business Incentives

Expansion of Experiential Learning Opportunities (SB22-140) passed the Colorado Senate with bipartisan support. The bill, introduced by Sen. James Coleman and Rep. Barbara McLachlan, proposes incentives to businesses to offer work-based learning programs; allowing learners to become earners while developing

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Employers Advocate for Work-Based Learning Incentives

Work-based learning is a win-win for Colorado learners and businesses; providing opportunities for students to gain real world experience and connect their classroom learning to future careers, and developing talent pipelines for businesses looking to fill in-demand jobs.   Introduced earlier

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Examining Educator Evaluation from a Teacher’s Point of View

By Mark Sass  Mark Sass is a high school teacher at Legacy High School, and the Executive Director of Teach Plus Colorado.     It has been ten years since the implementation of Senate Bill 191, Colorado’s Teacher Evaluation System. Based

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Universal Pre-Kindergarten Policy Brief

Many Colorado families currently lack access to high quality, reliable early care and education opportunities for their children. For many, this critical service is either not available, not affordable, and/or not accessible. As a result, too many kids start their

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Policy Brief: Colorado’s New Agency for Early Childhood

Business Community Recommendations for Innovation, Agility, and Impact through Agency Design Over the next 18 months, Colorado’s policy leaders will make critical decisions regarding a new state agency for early childhood and a new state-funded pre-kindergarten program that will shape