RESOURCES

SETTING HIGHER EXPECTATIONS

The Colorado Academic Standards describe what students need to learn by the end of a school year. These help ensure that all students, no matter where they live, have an opportunity to achieve success after school.

Reaching for and exceeding these high standards, our youth will develop the resiliency and skills to become top performers in any profession.

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PUTTING KIDS FIRST

By 2020, 74% of Colorado jobs will require some post-secondary education. Currently, only 22 of every 100 high school students end up with that credential. As a result, Colorado schools currently are producing less than half of the workers needed to fill the top 30 occupations with the largest projected openings.

Strong academic preparation will give our children the skills and confidence they need to achieve their dreams.

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READYING OUR KIDS

Colorado’s economy is rising to meet the needs of the 21st century. But the state’s employers don’t have enough candidates with the skills needed for the jobs available, so increasingly they import workers from other states and countries.

With higher expectations, our students will move forward with the constant change in Colorado’s communities, our business climate, and our world.

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TOOLKIT OF RESOURCES

Stand by the new standards by taking action:

  • Place a newsletter summary in your company communications
  • Send a Letter to the Editor to your local paper
  • Speak widely about the importance Colorado Academic Standards
  • Share these FAQ and informational documents.

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