Highlights and News

Jun 4, 2014

College remains a sound investment, report by Fed finds

A four-year college education remains a valuable economic investment for young people and their families, according to a recent report by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. The report says that college graduates continue to earn higher wages and achieve greater financial stability in the long term than their counterparts who have only a high school diploma.

May 29, 2014

Success from the session: Colorado invests in P-12 schools

Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed three bills that make important investments in Colorado's public schools, with an emphasis on programs to support at-risk students, close the achievement gap and put students on a path to success.

These are important bills for Colorado students and their families and, ultimately, our state and economy. Adequate funding is not the only factor affecting education outcomes, but it is among the most important. These investments follow years of cutbacks during the Great Recession.

May 27, 2014

Success from the session: Easing child-care 'cliff effect'

Reps. Crisanta Duran and Tony Exum and Sen. Jeanne Nicholson
flank Gov. John Hickenlooper as he signs bills. Rich Jones
of the Bell is in the rear.

Child care will be more affordable for low- to moderate-income working families in Colorado as a result of a trio of bills signed into law last week by Gov. John Hickenlooper.

May 21, 2014

Yep, the '14 session was great for expanding opportunity

Shortly after the 2014 legislative session ended on May 7, we offered our quick take – a post-game analysis, if you will. Today, we are publishing an end-of-session Opportunity News with greater detail and more context on key bills and this session's achievements. We're sticking with our initial impression: This was a great year for expanding opportunity for Coloradans.

May 13, 2014

Legislators make great strides in expanding opportunity

The second regular session of the 69th Colorado General Assembly came to a close on Wednesday. From our perspective, it was extremely productive and expanded opportunity for a wide range of Coloradans. More parents will get help with child care as they move toward self-sufficiency. Low-skilled adults will benefit from education and training programs that will help them secure family-sustaining jobs.

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