The state of education should be everyone's concern. Not just those with children in school, or heading off to college. After all, our workforce is only as good as our students, and our students are only as good as the education available to them. If we want our state to succeed economically, it's in everyone's best interest to be interested in what is going on in our schools.
That is specifically the thinking behind Colorado Succeeds, a non-profit, non-partisan coalition of business leaders committed to improving the state's education system for workforce development and economic growth. Our guests on Connect & Collaborate with ICOSA are Kristina Saccone and Scott Laband, Vice President and President, respectively of Colorado Succeeds. Their goal is to engage the business community in improving our state by investing in education.
Business and industry can provide valuable feedback in terms of the skills and knowledge they need to see in graduates, and whether or not the school system is producing them. As Scott Laband explains, "Colorado's education system should be the cornerstone of our state's economic vitality."
Listen in and find out how you or your business can get involved. We'll discuss education reform, education-to-workforce, school choice and more.
Learn more by visiting ColoradoSucceeds.org, ColoradoSchoolGrades.com and by tuning in for our full conversation Saturday at 10:00 AM on KNUS 710 – Please let us know what you think of our program, either by commenting here or on Facebook at Connect & Collaborate with ICOSA or join the discussion on Twitter @ICOSAMagazine.