The 2020 legislative session wrapped up last week after an unprecedented year. Colorado’s first confirmed case of COVID-19 was announced on March 5 and, less than two weeks later, the Colorado General Assembly went into a two-month recess. The Legislature
Last month, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos unveiled two competitive opportunities for states seeking additional stimulus funding around rethinking K-12 and reimagining the workforce. Colorado Succeeds is developing recommendations for state leaders on both opportunities. Read below for more
The full General Assembly officially returned to the Capitol on Tuesday, May 26th after a 2 month-long suspended session. And the state’s budget writers, who returned a few weeks ago, put the finishing touches on the FY20-21 budget last Friday. With COVID-19’s impact on
There is no doubt that COVID-19 has forever impacted the education landscape. Governor Polis recently announced that all schools will remain closed for the rest of the academic year, while also telling superintendents to start planning for potential fall disruptions.
Colorado Succeeds responds to COVID-19 crisis.
At the end of January, the College Credit for Work Experience Bill (HB20-1002) cleared the first legislative hurdle, passing 13-0 out of the House Education Committee. Strong testimony from Colorado Succeeds board member, Edie Sonn, helped to explain why business
Expanding opportunities for all students to succeed in school and tomorrow’s economy comes into full focus each year as the legislative session begins. This year is no different. As legislators convened a few weeks ago, we were ready to collaborate
In 2018, Colorado Succeeds, Common Sense Policy Roundtable, and over 20 industry associations and chambers of commerce released a study ahead of the Gubernatorial Election asking: “What if Colorado Schools Were Number 1 – A Business Guide for Colorado’s Next
As members of Colorado’s business community, we are writing to express our full support for the College Credit for Work Experience Bill (HB20-1002), which recently received bipartisan, unanimous support from the Making Higher Education Attainable Interim Committee. The proposed legislation
Improving Opportunities for Students in Rural Communities In 2017, Colorado Succeeds launched the Vision 2030 framework – a path for the future of education in Colorado where all of the state’s students are educated to their greatest potential and all