AUTHORS: Frank Waterous | The Bell Policy Center

AUTHORS: Frank Waterous

Our newly released Opportunity Handbook provides policy suggestions for some of the most important problems facing Colorado today. Take a look for key data points and analysis from our experts.
Mar 29, 2017
When we visualize the face of the national student loan debt crisis, we tend to think of people in their 20s and 30s struggling to start careers, families, and build a better future. But increasingly, the face of unmanageable student loan debt is also that of retirement-age Americans. While some older borrowers have student loan debts from their ow...
Mar 2, 2017
Today is national “Read Across America Day,” an annual program sponsored by the National Education Association to ensure that every child celebrates reading today on Dr. Seuss' birthday. In Colorado and across the country, schools, libraries, community centers, hospitals, churches, and bookstores...
Feb 27, 2017
Senior Policy Analyst, Frank Waterous, testified in support of Senate Bill 17-118 on Feb. 13. Please see his testimony below or click here to download it. Thank you for the opportunity to p...
Feb 21, 2017
Colorado’s African American students are increasingly benefiting from concurrent enrollment as a way to earn college-level credit while still enrolled in high school. All of these students will get a jump start on college. Some may even earn a certificate or associate’s degree prior to graduation without having to pay for the courses. And as the Co...
Feb 15, 2017
I recently attended the National Skills Coalition Skills Summit in Washington, D.C. Even I was surprised by my key takeaway. Yes, there’s a great deal of uncertainty about President Trump’s agenda for postsecondary education, skills training, and workforce development. But, I left D.C. at least somewhat reassured that the skills agenda can move for...
Feb 7, 2017
Students at Colorado’s four-year for-profit colleges have significantly worse outcomes than their peers at public and private nonprofit institutions on several key measures including the likelihood of completing a degree, the amount of loan debt owed and the prevalence of defaulting on their federal loans. For-profit schools include chains like DeV...
Feb 3, 2017
In Colorado, we’re working hard to help everyone get the education and training they need to realize their full economic potential. I’m part of a state coalition called Skills2Compete and several of us are headed to Washington, D.C. for the national “Skills Summit” hosted by the National Skills Coalition. Our collective vision includes growing the...

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