Testimony: Support HB16-1287 for Apprenticeship Study

Expanding pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship opportunities is a win-win proposition for Colorado.

Testimony: Support Middle Class College Savings Act

Increasing the deduction for families making less than $250,000 per year will boost their current savings and provide an incentive for modest-income families to begin saving for college.

Public Comment: Execution of Workforce Development Under Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act

The Bell offers five comments on the draft plan.

Multiple High School Equivalency Assessment Options Needed in Colorado

There is a significant need for high school equivalency diplomas in the United States and Colorado. In Colorado, more than 340,000 adults are without one, representing about 10 percent of the state’s working-age population.

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Colorado Preschool Program is Effective & Should Be Expanded

High-quality preschool puts children on a path to success. It provides a positive start to school and is the first step on a journey that prepares students to reach their full potential.

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Investing in Education Will Boost Colorado’s Economy

Here's a quick look at how Amendment 66 will drive economic success and help Colorado students succeed.

Infographic: College Education Is Way Out of Poverty

Fifty-three percent of Americans raised in the poorest families moved into the middle class thanks to college.

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Report: Assessing Reading Ability Gaps in Colorado 3rd Graders

Children who are not proficient in third grade are less likely to be so in high school and less likely than their proficient counterparts to graduate from high school.

2010 Opportunity Lost Report

In an update to our 2004 report, Opportunity Lost: When Hard Work Isn't Enough for Colorado's Families, the Bell's 2010 study finds working poor and low-income families now fare worse on many of the same indicators examined in the previous report.

Blueprint for Opportunity: Executive Summary

Coloradans deserve a state government that will confront these challenges and help keep the American Dream alive for hardworking families.