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Kelly Caufield Reflects on Six Years at Colorado Succeeds

After nearly six years at Colorado Succeeds, I am departing onto the next adventure with excitement as Common Sense Institute’s new Colorado Executive Director. But, with any transition, it’s important to reflect on the many accomplishments achieved as part of

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$90M industry-higher ed grant program releases application timeline

Last week the Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), unveiled new details about the Regional Talent Development Initiative Program which allows Colorado to fund both new and proven programs that “seed transformative change” through alignment and collaboration across

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Student Learning Gaps and the Need for a Strong Accountability System

Student disengagement and learning loss are competing for attention among the innumerable education challenges surfaced by the COVID-19 pandemic. Across the country, state legislatures, school districts, education advocacy organizations, parents, and communities are trying to support their students and ensure

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Momentum for Post-Secondary Innovation Building in Colorado

Colorado Succeeds sees 2022 as the year to prioritize talent development. We, along with 40 other organizations, strongly supported the Student Success & Workforce Revitalization Taskforce’s report recommendations and urged stimulus dollars to focus on four key priorities: Bring industry and

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Senate Bill SB22-140 Equips Employers to Expand Work-Based Learning

Now is the time for Colorado to prioritize talent development. Recent legislation, introduced by Sen. James Coleman and Rep. Barbara McLachlan, encourages employers to offer work-based learning programs for youth. This policy is part of a broader package of workforce

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Colorado Succeeds 2022 Policy Agenda

In the upcoming 2022 legislative session, policymakers will determine how to allocate an unprecedented sum of federal and state stimulus funding. Already, Gov. Polis proposed a record $6.6B investment in education, a $381M increase over last year. Colorado Succeeds is

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5 Barriers to a Strong Higher Education System [According to Business]

Earlier this month Colorado Succeeds hosted nearly 30 business leaders in a dynamic conversation about the future of higher education. The topic is particularly timely as Colorado Succeeds President, Scott Laband, as well as our business members, now serve on

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Top 10 Policy Wins for Colorado Students in 2021

Colorado Succeeds is thankful for the courageous leadership of legislators, the Governor’s office, state agency leaders, business leaders, educators, students, families, and advocacy partners. Together we are proud of the results that will benefit Colorado – pre-school through post-secondary. https://youtu.be/DlLkLJfFzzs