Education & Training

Education & Training

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Universal Portable Benefits State ScanColorado has already taken some action to develop its own unique universal portable benefits system, but we can, and must, do more. Learning from other states can help.
What to Know About Colorado's Caring WorkforceThe people who care for and teach our kids and support the needs of our aging loved ones are as much a part of our economy as those who benefit from these services.
Caring for Our Caring Workforce: Strengthening Colorado's ECE WorkforceWhat's being done and what can be done to strengthen Colorado's early childhood care and education workforce?
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Our Caring Workforce: Understanding Colorado's Early Childhood Education WorkersHigh-quality early childhood education is crucial and not possible without supporting the educators who provide this care.
For-Profit Schools: Bad Actors in Higher EducationFor-profit schools reflect another flaw in the higher education system, thanks to their negative impact on the student debt crisis.
Denver Workers in Minimum & Low-Wage JobsOur research shows a higher local minimum wage in Denver would likely help over 116,000 workers. Find out more in our latest brief.
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The Effects of Student Loan Payment PlansMinimal regulation over student loan servicers and lax administration of payment plans are worsening the student debt crisis.
The Economic Scale of Student DebtThe impacts on higher education and labor markets, as well as the financial well-being of future generations reflect the scale of the student debt crisis.
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Colorado's Emerging Postsecondary & Workforce EcosystemThe first phase of the Bell's Future of Work & Learning Project is a landscape assessment, outlining major stakeholders and legislation that has shaped the ecosystem.
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Understanding Tuition Assistance in ColoradoRising tuition costs combined with tuition assistance trends exemplify much of the problem underlying the student debt crisis.
By the Numbers: Colorado Workers in Low-Wage JobsNew Bell analysis shows which Coloradans stand to benefit from changes to local minimum wages. Read our findings now.
Understanding the Student Debt Crisis & How We Got HereIn Colorado, student loan debt has grown by 176 percent since 2007, reaching $26.4 billion. Our new brief explores the numerous factors to consider as we look for solutions.
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Early Childhood Policies in ColoradoSeveral early childhood bills have been introduced in recent sessions, and five early childhood bills have been introduced so far in the 2019 session.
Is Middle Class Entry Possible Without a College Degree?Construction and extraction jobs are commonly mentioned as alternatives to the professional and managerial jobs that commonly require (increasingly costly) degrees.
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Student Debt Solutions: Sizing Up Colorado's ApproachLegislation introduced on the first day of session could help Colorado’s students and their families don’t borrow for higher education at their own financial peril.
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The Future of Work: Implications for Colorado WomenColorado's economy depends on working women, yet Colorado women cannot depend on our current workplace policies, regulations, politics, and societal norms.
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Briefed by the Bell — Two-Generation SolutionsWorking with parents and children together, we can help both attain skills to set them up for success throughout their lives.
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Colorado Middle Class Families: Characteristics & Cost PressuresA new study highlights a scary truth: Achieving a middle class lifestyle is impossible for most Colorado families with actual middle-income levels. Read the full findings now.
Mapping Study: Two-Generation Ideas for Denver NeighborhoodsThe Bell identified the educational and job training needs of Denver-area families and developed a list of programs, policies, and resources available to provide these services. This mapping study focuses on identifying what currently exists, the students being served, and the major barriers and gaps in accessing the available services.
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Testimony: Support Regulating Student Loan ServicersAs a member of the Financial Equity Coalition, the Bell supports HB18-1415 because it offers greater oversight of student loan servicers in Colorado, which will aid in preventing predatory practices and improving the economic mobility for the 56 percent of Coloradans with student debt. 
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