20 Ways Districts Can Leverage Historic Stimulus Funds to Reimagine Education in Colorado
With the passage of three federal stimulus packages, over $1.6 billion dollars has been or will be directed to Colorado’s school districts. Districts will generally have until October 2024 to allocate funding towards a variety of educational needs aligned to
Gov. Polis’ RISE Fund Recipients Align with Vision 2030
Earlier this month, Governor Polis announced the first round of Response, Innovation, and Student Equity (RISE) Education Fund awardees. The $32.7 million fund supports high-needs school districts, charter schools, and public institutions of higher education to address the learning challenges
Colorado Restaurant Response Launches to Support Families and Workforce Needs
DENVER, Colorado (April 1, 2020) – Today a new effort in Colorado provided 2,000 food insecure Coloradoans with healthy, ready-to-eat meals. Colorado Restaurant Response, a new cross-functional coalition in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, aims to 1) stand up
Bringing Experiential Learning Opportunities to Colorado’s Rural Students
Homegrown Talent Initiative Communities gather at the Innovation Center of St. Vrain Valley Schools to learn more about how to turn around a district.
Colorado Leaders Learn from San Diego’s Educational and Workforce Innovators
The annual business and education delegation from Colorado Succeeds landed in San Diego, CA in early October to learn from the county’s innovative school and workforce practices. Over 30 business and civic leaders from Colorado Succeeds joined staff and guest
Four-Day School Week in Colorado: Get the Facts
Did you know that more school districts in Colorado operate on a four-day school week than in any other state? Some other fast facts: With four-day weeks becoming more prevalent across the state—particularly in rural communities—it’s important to get the
Incentivizing College Savings Accounts via CollegeInvest
Did you know a child is seven-times more likely to go to college and graduate if they know they have a college savings account in their name?
Work-Based Learning in Colorado – Guides for Business and Education
In Peyton School District, students work with $800,000 worth of the latest high-tech woods machinery and equipment. In Denver Public Schools, hundreds of students participated in career training opportunities via the CareerConnect – CareerLaunch Internship Program in 2016. These are
Accelerating Work-Based Learning at the 2017 Sectors Summit
The Sectors Summit, aimed at accelerating work-based learning statewide, was the largest gathering of its kind in Colorado. Hosted by the TalentFound Network – which includes Colorado Succeeds -the summit brought together more than 500 attendees from business, K-12 education, post-secondary
Transformation Through STEM in Englewood Public Schools
Over the past seven years, with little fanfare and almost entirely under the radar until recently, the 3,000-student Englewood School District has built one of the best Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programs in Colorado.