Scott Laband

Creating world-class CTE programs: Five lessons from Colorado

Last week, I explained why career and technical education will make agile learners America’s future, and that maximizing their potential requires CTE that works well for students, employers, and school systems. In my home state of Colorado, we’ve learned a great

Scott Laband

The Art of Developing Agile Learners Through CTE

Seventeen-year-old Sandra can’t wait for school to start each day. Perhaps that’s because her school day looks nothing like what most of us envision a classic high school schedule to be. Her morning begins with Advanced Placement calculus, but as

Scott Laband

Re-Thinking Schools with the Education Secretary

Colorado Succeeds members have a long history of meeting with the nation’s highest education official. Since our founding in 2006, industry and business leaders from our coalition have met with each sitting U.S. Secretary of Education to share a business

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Scott Laband

Message from the President: Start With Why

Those of you who know me well, know that I’m a big fan of Simon Sinek and, in particular, his teachings on how great leaders inspire action. If you are unfamiliar with Sinek, I encourage you to check out his

Scott Laband

Colorado’s Opportunity for Every Student to Succeed

To the casual observer, federal education law seems abstract and too far removed from Colorado classrooms to have any real impact on our students. That’s not the case with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), recently passed by Congress in