Articles: Gov. Owens takes final action on 2006 bills, Two reports on high school graduation rates, Need for more alternative schools, Funding for higher education hit 25-year low in 2005, Raising the skill levels of low-wage workers pays off, Student debt may deter college grads from public service careers, Kitzhaber discusses ideas for universal health coverage, Economic security threatened by gaps in health insurance coverage . . .
Revised Opportunity Note reflects amendments made in the Senate to SB 07-148. The Fast College Fast Jobs bill allow eligible school districts to contract with higher education institutions to create programs through which participating high school students could simultaneously complete, within five years, both a high school diploma and an associates degree or career and technical education certificate.
Leaving school ready to succeed is the next important opportunity gateway. For much of the last century, so long as you were a loyal employee and worked hard, it was possible to get and keep a good paying job that had decent benefits even if you did not have a high school diploma. Those days are gone. Today, the successful completion of high school is virtually indispensable to one???s prospects for success.
During the Great Depression, 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.
Articles: Rocky Mountain News highlights Nurse Home Visitor Program, 2002 National NAEP Scores Show Little Improvement, CCHE Finds 25% New College Students Need Remedial Services, Hispanic Students have Highest Dropout Rates, Lowest College Attendance
This white paper is the third in a seven-part series that uses state and national data to evaluate Colorado???s performance in educating young adults, and to identify promising remedies for improvement. It also compares the graduation rates for public, private nonprofit and private for profit colleges, and the range of degrees that Colorado students earn.
Articles: Annie E. Casey Releases 2003 Kids Count, Nurse Home Visitor Program Proves Effective, US Congress Considers Changes to Head Start, Research Supports Delaying Kindergarten for Those not Ready to Succeed, CO Children???s Campaign Releases Study on High School Graduation Rates, Bell Forum Examines Access to Higher Education, New website Compares Levels of State Funding