Regarding HB 09-1319: Concerning concurrent enrollment of public high school students in courses offered by institutions of higher education
Testimony to the House Education Committee by Frank Waterous, April 2, 2009
Looking Forward: Colorado's fiscal prospects after Ref C: Appendix for the Department of Higher Education, by Frank Waterous, Dec. 18, 2007
The Opportunity News, April 17, 2007, special interview with David Skaggs, executive director of the Colorado Department of Education, "Q & A with the Bell: Skaggs seeks collaboration between CDHE and colleges," by Frank Waterous and Heather McGregor, online edition • PDF
Blueprint Implementation Memo No. 6 - Improve the guidance students get to plan their futures, and expand the reach of pre-collegiate programs so no kid falls through the cracks, by Frank Waterous, Dec. 4, 2006
Blueprint Implementation Memo No. 7 - Remove the bureaucratic barriers to dual enrollment programs that help high school students earn post-secondary certificates or degrees, by Frank Waterous, Dec. 4, 2006
Blueprint Implementation Memo No. 9 - Ensure Colorado’s extensive system of state and community colleges focuses on serving families and communities in all parts of the state, by Frank Waterous, Jan. 2, 2007
Commencement address - Lamar Community College, by Wade Buchanan, May 13, 2006
"This community responded to hardship by becoming a college town – it looked to the future and created an institution that would both strengthen the economy and provide new opportunities for students and families facing great uncertainty and dislocation.
"It reached back to what is best about this country – optimism for the future, faith in the power of education, belief in community action, and undying trust in the resilience of the American family and the individual."
Commentary - College performance contracts oversold: This higher-education reform isn't quite as new or as promising as supporters would have you believe, by Spiros Protopsaltis, The Boulder Daily Camera, May 1, 2005
Policy Brief - The Bell's proposals to improve postsecondary access and success for all Coloradans, Jan. 18, 2005
Commentary - Bell calls on Colorado Commission on Higher Education to expand access for students, by Wade Buchanan, Jan. 18, 2005.
The CollegeInColorado program is by no stretch of the imagination a sufficient response to the crisis in higher education access in Colorado. Nothing short of an all-out campaign to greatly expand access will do.
Press release - Bell Policy Center calls for major initiatives to expand higher education access in Colorado, Jan. 18, 2005