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Larry Blackshear

What you need to know: School Finance Committee work

Even with the 2022 legislative session over, it’s been a busy summer following the Legislative Interim Committee on School Finance (SFIC). The Committee met multiple times this summer to discuss the latest updates on COVID-19 Relief (ESSER) federal stimulus funds

Larry Blackshear

Colorado’s new Department of Early Childhood continues to move forward

Colorado Succeeds, in collaboration with a coalition of advocates, supported universal preschool and the state’s establishment of the Department of Early Childhood, which will oversee implementation of the new program.  A major win for learners, educators, and families alike, universal

Larry Blackshear

Colorado Succeeds’ Priority: Student-Centered Policies & Programs

Colorado Succeeds is a nonprofit, nonpartisan coalition of business leaders, working to ensure all of Colorado’s learners are educated to their greatest potential, and all of Colorado’s businesses have the talented and innovative homegrown workforce they need to thrive. We