Colorado Succeeds

Response to Colorado’s ESSA State Plan

Dear Commissioner Anthes: As a coalition of business leaders, Colorado Succeeds is committed to ensuring that Colorado’s kids are prepared for Colorado’s jobs. We write to you to outline our feedback and recommendations on the Colorado Department of Education’s (CDE)

Kristi Pollard

Why Testing Should Matter to us All

As a representative for bringing business to Grand Junction, I’m always looking for ways to make our region a place for business and industry to thrive. I can’t do that by flying blind. I rely on data to see where

Colorado Succeeds

ESSA Guiding Priorities from Colorado’s Business Leaders

PREAMBLE All children deserve the opportunity to reach their full potential – the kind of opportunity that is only made possible by a great education. In order to achieve this goal, the state must put students at the center of

Kelly Caufield

Colorado Succeeds 2017 Legislative Priorities

2016 was a landmark year for education in Colorado. To summarize quickly, Colorado Succeeds supported policies that: Expanded access to high-performing public charter schools; Rewarded schools with financial incentives when students earn in-demand workplace skills and credentials; and Ensured all

Ashley Andersen

Colorado Business & Civic Leaders Visit DC for a Tour-de-Education

  Colorado Succeeds led a delegation of twenty-five chamber and industry association leaders – representing every county of Colorado – to Washington D.C., in late September to meet with elected officials, diplomats, and national experts on key education issues and opportunities

Colorado Succeeds

A School-Level Analysis of School Achievement Across Colorado

This is the second in a series of blog posts from Colorado Succeeds examining Colorado school achievement data and student socioeconomic status. Our intent is to share this data in an informative and useful way – and to help spur