March 13, 2017 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) draft plan for implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Our feedback is directly related to the ESSA Principles our coalition developed (see attached), in partnership with our statewide network of chambers of commerce, industry associations,
By Roberta Robinette, President, AT&T Colorado
If you look up the phrase “computer science in Colorado K-12 schools” you’ll find thousands of results. Apparently it’s a hot discussion topic.
Recently-passed policies position state as leader in STEM and workforce development May 17, 2017 Denver, Colorado – More Colorado students will have greater access to relevant and rigorous STEM learning experiences thanks to innovative policies passed during the 2017 legislative session.
The average Coloradan likely knows two basic truths about school funding: It’s a vitally important and contentious issue, and it’s incredibly hard to understand. School funding is complex in every state, but arguably more so in Colorado than anywhere else. Why? Because a tangle of state constitutional amendments adopted over the past few decades interact with and conflict with one another in ways that no one foresaw. It doesn’t help that our school finance law was last updated in 1994.