Colorado Technology Association, Colorado Succeeds and Silicon STEM Academy Offer Computer Science Scholarships for Colorado High School Students
$20,000 scholarship fund will be distributed to 100 Colorado students to jumpstart their future in tech
Nov. 15, 2017 Denver, Colorado – As the technology sector continues to evolve, many companies are having difficulty finding qualified workers to fill in-demand, high-tech jobs. Expanding immediate access to computer science training is a statewide imperative to help continue to build our tech talent pool and fill critical job openings. Colorado Technology Association (CTA), Colorado Succeeds and Silicon STEM Academy have partnered on a $20,000 scholarship fund for 100 Colorado students statewide to jumpstart their future in tech through online coding classes.
Valdez Elementary School, Mountain Vista Community School, DSST Green Valley Ranch High School, and Bristol Elementary School split $60,000 in cash awards to reward and promote innovation in Colorado’s public schools. Additional prize money was given to educators making an impact in their schools and among the remaining school finalists.
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.
Business community applauds legislators for putting kids before politics
May 10, 2017 Denver, Colorado – In a momentous victory for public charter school students and their families, Colorado became the first state in the nation today to provide public charter schools equitable access to locally-raised tax revenue – funds which all public school students are entitled to.
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.
Lynne has long championed education improvements in Colorado
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 – Denver, Colorado – Colorado Succeeds and the business community are praising Governor Hickenlooper’s decision to nominate Donna Lynne as Colorado’s next Lieutenant Governor. Lynne has long championed education improvements and innovations in Colorado and was a founding board member of Colorado Succeeds in 2006.
Business community calls for an appeal to ensure a quality teacher in every classroom
November 5, 2015 – The Colorado Court of Appeals today reversed a Denver District Court decision in the Masters v. School District No. 1 case, signaling a major loss for Colorado’s students.
Evaluation Study Shows Improved Reading in Just One Year of Implementing Colorado READ Act in Classrooms
July 9, 2015 — According to an evaluation study commissioned by Colorado Succeeds, there is solid evidence showing the Colorado Reading to Ensure Academic Development (READ) Act is helping thousands of students improve their literacy skills after just one full year of implementation.
The business community stands behind the state’s education improvements
Friday, April 24, 2015 – Denver, Colorado – Upon hearing Colorado Commissioner of Education Robert Hammond’s announcement that he will retire on July 1, Colorado Succeeds and the business community are reflecting on his tenure of strong support for Colorado’s kids.
442 Signatures from Parents, Educators, Civic and Business Leaders Show Strong Support for Reduction to Testing but not Accountability
An open letter to policymakers details why SB-223 threatens Colorado’s accountability system
DENVER – April 6, 2015 – A coalition of business leaders, educators, parents, and other community members released an open letter today with 442 signatures in opposition to SB-223, a bill that could significantly weaken the state’s important education accountability system.
Relevant, updated Career Technical Education needed for Colorado’s workforce
DENVER, CO – May 20, 2014 – Colorado Succeeds is proud to join leaders from business organizations and major corporations across the country on a letter to Congress urging the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. With nearly 200 signatures, including the Colorado Association for Commerce and Industry, Raytheon, and IBM, business leaders sent a clear message that connects the health of the economy with needed updates to the law.