Sign onto an Open Letter to State Leaders
Fifteen diverse organizations in Colorado signed a letter to state leaders urging them to recognize that education is the bedrock of our strength as a state. We know that in order to have thriving communities, we need vibrant public schools, learning opportunities for every child and much more. Read the letter and sign today!
Design a State Budget that Reflects Your Values
Great Education Colorado and the Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB) have developed Mission: Possible, an interactive online budget simulation that allows Coloradans to make their own spending and revenue choices for the state budget. Great Ed and CASB teamed up on this project because we believe all state residents must understand Colorado’s fiscal challenges and all possible solutions. In Colorado, because of constitutional amendments, it is voters – not legislators – who make the most important decisions about how Colorado invests in its future.
Sign up for a School Tour
School tours provide participants with an in-depth look at the successes and challenges in Colorado’s classrooms. Discussions with parents, students and administrators allow a first-hand look at how state policies affect Colorado’s schools and students. Contact us to learn more about how you can attend an upcoming school tour.
Sign Up for a Presentation
Schedule a Presentation and Great Ed will come to your school, community organization or event and provide an opportunity to have a dialogue with your community on why quality education is the foundation of individual opportunity, community vitality and a prospering economy.
Check out our Resource library that has videos, fact sheets and more explaining why #FundingMatters. Understanding school finance in Colorado is no easy task—but these resources will help you do just that! This brief video presents one concept, but you can explore more details by then reviewing our full presentation on school funding. Watch the video and review other resources here.
Support the Colorado School Experience project
We’re inviting you to partner with us to collect small donations from lots of people to make sure that more Coloradans understand the impact of budget cuts on our students. We have pages and pages of stories that people — parents, teachers, concerned citizens like you, and kids — have submitted to us. The written words are devastating — but they don’t do the stories justice. We need Coloradoans to SEE the stories and hear from the kids themselves. We need your help to raise enough money to document these stories in video; in ways that legislators and voters cannot ignore. Donate here.