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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Manufacturing Relevance and Real-World Skills in Peyton, 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