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
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
Homegrown Talent Initiative Communities gather at the Innovation Center of St. Vrain Valley Schools to learn more about how to turn around a district.
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
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
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?
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
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
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.
It may seem like an unlikely location for an innovative, career and technical education (CTE) model, but a formerly abandoned middle school building in rural Peyton, Colorado, is now teeming with life, thanks to the efforts of a small group