April 10, 2018 Denver – Results from the semi-annual National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) show slight gains for Colorado students in reading and math, but the state continues to maintain one of the largest achievement gaps in the nation between
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
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)
Achievement Gap for Black and Hispanic Students Shrinking While English Learners Fall Further Behind
Former President Barack Obama proved to be a staunch advocate on eliminating the achievement gap in education. One of President Obama’s key objectives of his My Brother’s Keeper initiative was to specifically address the gap that exists between boys of
While attending America Succeeds’ always excellent EdVenture conference in Boise in September, we had the opportunity to acquaint ourselves with a non-profit organization that produces arguably the most compelling and visually appealing education data we’ve seen.
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
The Sam Gary Branch Denver Public Library was full of energy Aug. 30, as education advocates, community organizers, educators, and parents gathered for a “Convening on Equity and ESSA in Colorado” hosted by the Colorado Latino Leadership Advocacy &
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
One of the most comprehensive analyses ever undertaken of test score data from across the nation lays bare yawning achievement gaps between rich and poor students, as well as white students and students of color.
Originally published in: If public education is America’s great equalizer – helping to level the playing field for the disadvantaged – why don’t all public school students receive equal funding?