AUTHORS: Frank Waterous | The Bell Policy Center

AUTHORS: Frank Waterous

Sep 5, 2017
Earning a post-secondary credential has significant positive outcomes for economic well-being and opportunity later in life, among these is homeownership. But ...
Jun 1, 2017
America’s education and skills-development system must change in order to meet the needs of our future economy and workforce. But can it? That was the question posed by the Pew Research Center and Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center in a survey...
The legislative session wraps up today and we wanted to help you understand how 9 key issues critical to economic opportunity fared under the golden dome this year. We highlighted many of these issues in our 2017 Opportunity Handbook. Check it out here. Our 9 Opp...
May 10, 2017
Sometimes, the right answer during a legislative session isn’t to run a bill. Instead, it’s to rely on relationships built over the years, and to work collaboratively in moving our priorities forward. That was the case this session with efforts by the Bell and the Fair Lending for a Thriving Colorado coalition to increase the transparency of studen...
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...

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