Special Appearance by Chord Values

Mar 26th, 2019

Our friends at Bellwether Education Partners work hard in service of underserved kids, and also know how to have fun. (Something we feel strongly about at America Succeeds too!) At their most recent retreat, associate partners Nisha Wadhwani and Evan…

Embedding Agility into Education: Agile Amped Podcast

Mar 22nd, 2019

Jason Gaulden sat down with Leslie Morse at the Business Agility Conference 2019 to talk about the Age of Agility on the Accenture | Solutions IQ Agile Amped podcast. Read more and listen to their conversation below. Jason Gaulden is…

Mandolin Orange | Tim Taylor

Mar 18th, 2019

Concert Review: Mandolin Orange at the Ogden Theater, Denver, Colorado, on March 16, 2019. By Tim Taylor Mandolin Orange is a bluegrass/Americana/folk duo made up of Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Now husband and wife,…

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Looking Back at 2018: America Succeeds’ Annual Report

Mar 7th, 2019

2018 was a big year for America Succeeds. America Succeeds was founded in 2012 with a vision of building an education system that prepares every student to succeed in the competitive global economy and contribute to their local community. Over…

Don’t Fight the Robots. Tax Them.

Feb 27th, 2019

Many companies invest in automation because the tax code encourages it, not because robots are more productive. This article, by Eduardo Porter, originally appeared in The New York Times on February, 23rd, 2019. (Photo Credit: Andy Rementer) When Bill Gates floated the…

Let’s Make Sure America Succeeds in the Age of Agility

Jan 24th, 2019

This post originally appeared at GettingSmart.com on January 23, 2019. View it here and listen to the podcast! Like many newcomers to the Mile High City, Tim Taylor came for the quality of life. He launched a youth-serving nonprofit and quickly met business leaders interested in better…

Addressing the ‘MiddleSkills Gap’ in America

Dec 13th, 2018

In this insightful piece, writer David Cantor of The 74 notes: “success stories that involve parlaying a vocational certificate into middle-class security need more attention.”  The team at America Succeeds could not agree more, and it’s a topic we tackled in our Age of…

Hot Spots for Teacher Quality Improvements

Oct 17th, 2018

The latest report from the National Council on the Teacher Quality is entitled Making a Difference: Six Places Where Teacher Evaluation Systems are Getting Results. This data and keen analysis makes the clear and compelling case that educator effectiveness policies—like holding…