We envision a day when all of Colorado’s students graduate high school fully prepared for whatever comes next – whether it be additional education, technical training, or the workforce. To help make this goal a reality, the state has adopted higher standards and better tests. Together, they give teachers and parents a clearer picture of how students are doing and whether or not they are on track to succeed.
by Maja Rosenquist and Nancy L. Wollen
From Mortenson Construction’s numerous projects across the Front Range to Kaiser Permanente’s 30 medical office buildings in Colorado, one thing is true: Our employees are our most important resource. We rely on them to meet the needs of our customers and keep our businesses running smoothly.
Thursday, April 7, 2016 - Denver, Colorado - A bipartisan coalition of legislators and a broad cross-section of stakeholders today called on the Colorado General Assembly to establish equity for the state’s 108,000 public charter school students. “For more than twenty years, charter public schools have met student needs, lifted achievement, and demonstrated fresh approaches to education,” said state Rep. Angela Williams, D-Denver. “Yet they’ve been hindered by inequities. It is time to provide equitable financial support to charter school
By Kelly Caufield 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 Colorado students have the benefit of high academic expectations and that all schools are accountable to those outcomes. Despite these important victories for students, 2016 left some unfinished business. Enter our 2017 legislative priorities. In short, Colorado