Earlier this month, Gov. Polis unveiled his 2022 budget that includes increased investments in education and workforce development. Importantly, the Governor’s budget includes funding for many of Colorado Succeeds’ aligned priorities across the preschool to postsecondary spectrum. Below are the
Next week, Colorado Succeeds, Executives Partnering to Invest in Children (EPIC), and ReadyNation Colorado will release a new policy brief outlining eight specific recommendations for how Colorado’s new state agency dedicated to early childhood programs and services should be structured.
Earlier this month the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) released the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) scores from 2021, revealing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on learning for all students, and growing inequalities for students of color and
Universal Pre-K Draft Unveiled: Here’s How it Stacks Up to the Business Community’s Priorities for Early Education
Last fall, Colorado Succeeds proudly supported Proposition EE, which initiated a statewide nicotine tax that will ultimately generate an estimated $230 million per year to ensure all Colorado 4-year-olds have access to preschool. Implementation of this new funding is an
The Colorado Department of Education announced that 10 school districts, BOCES, and charter schools are approved to participate in the next cohort of the Innovative Learning Opportunities Pilot Program (ILOP), bringing the network up to 17 participants, in total. Through
Election season is upon us and Coloradans have the opportunity to vote on two ballot measures that would provide critical funding for education and support a thriving Colorado economy. Proposition EE: Taxes on Nicotine Products In a time
Going back to school this year looks and feels a lot different than any time before. While some students are returning to the classroom, many are starting the way they finished last school year: remotely. There are many challenges with
Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak and economic collapse, Colorado Succeeds identified Early Childhood Education and Care (ECE) as an essential component of a strong economy, which allows parents to participate in paid work while children are cared for, supporting not
If you have kids, grandkids, or nieces and nephews younger than four-years old, then you have some idea how difficult it is for parents to work from home right now. Just think about that once we’re all able to return
Colorado Succeeds dives into advocacy efforts to support the early childhood education community.