About the Promise of Colorado

Every student, regardless of where they live or how they learn, deserves to thrive and lead his or her best life. Public education fuels not only the aspirations of students, but also provides the direct link between an educated populace and a vital economy.

The Promise of Colorado campaign provides Coloradans with the tools to advocate for Colorado’s public schools. Colorado has one of the fastest growing economies in the country, yet we are not adequately or equitably funding education.

There are real consequences to underfunding our schools that include:

  • students losing out on educational opportunities,
  • schools unable to attract and retain qualified teachers, and
  • growing inequities across school districts.

Colorado’s public schools have experienced a significant decline in their share of the state budget. Unless we turn that trend around, a generation of children will face limits in reaching their potential, and our state’s future prospects will be limited as well.

Please join the Colorado Education Network in keeping “The Promise of Colorado.”

The Colorado Education Network is a coalition of individuals and organizations who support public education and that are committed to finding common ground in ensuring it is available to all.

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We would like to extend a special thank you to the Oregon School Boards Association, whose Promise campaign provided a foundation to shape this effort.

Supporting Organizations

Adams 12 Five Star Schools
American Federation of Teachers – Colorado
Arc of Arapahoe & Douglas
Arc of Colorado
Archuleta School District 50 Joint
Aspen School District
Black Child Development Institute – Denver
Books to Life
Boulder Valley Community Partners
Boulder Valley Council PTA
Boulder Valley Education Association
Boulder Valley School District
Brooks and Associates
Broomfield Buddies
Broomfield Heights Middle School PEN
Buena Vista School District
CEA Retired Council
Children’s Voices
Colorado Association for Bilingual Education
Colorado Association of Elementary School Principals (CAESP)
Colorado Association for Gifted & Talented
Colorado Association of School Boards
Colorado Association of School Executives
Colorado BOCES Association
Colorado Children’s Campaign
Colorado Council of Churches
Colorado Education Association
Colorado Jobs with Justice
Colorado Latino Leadership Advocacy & Research Organization
Colorado PTA
Colorado Rural Schools Alliance
Colorado School Finance Project
Colorado Springs Education Association
Colorado Springs School District 11
Colorado Youth Congress
Community Foundation Boulder County
Denver City Council
District 12 Educators’ Association
Douglass Elementary PTO
ECAN (Eagle County Action Network)
Edgewater Collective
Education Foundation of Eagle County (EFEC)
El Museo de las Americas
El Paso Council PTA
Emerge Approach, LLC
Englewood Schools
Every Child Reading
Executives Partnering to Invest in Children
Family Leadership Training Institute
Flatirons Elementary PTO
Fort Collins for Progress
Great Education Colorado
Greeley-Evans School District 6
Greeley West High School
Gunnison Watershed School District
Haxtun School District
Heirloom Catering, LLC
Hinsdale County RE-1
Holyoke School District Re-1J
Huerfano RE-1
Impact on Education
Jared Polis Foundation
Jefferson County Education Association
Jefferson County Public Schools
League of Women Voters of Denver
League of Women Voters of Colorado
Lesher Middle School (PSD)
Lewis-Palmer D38 Education Community
Littleton Education Association
Littleton Public Schools
Lone Star School District
Lutheran Advocacy Ministry – CO
McGraw Elementary School Accountability Committee
Meadowlark PTSA
Meeker Elementary School
Mile High United Way
Monte Vista School District
Mountain Valley RE-1
Museo De Las Americas
NAACP — CO MT WY
Nathan Yip Foundation
O.R.Y. Women
Oregon Education Association
Padre de la comunidad de Aurora
Padres y Jóvenes Unidos
Parent Engagement Network
Park County School District RE-2
Peak to Peak Charter School
PEAK Resources, Inc.
Platte Canyon School District
Poudre Education Association
Poudre School District
Project VOYCE
Public Education and Business Coalition
Pueblo County School District 70
Pueblo Retired Educators
RAFT Colorado
Read More Co.
Red River Strategic Group
Scott Elementary PTA (Colorado Springs)
Second Judicial District Senate Bill 94 Program
Shawsheen Elementary (Greeley)
SPEAK
Summit Education Group
Superior Elementary PTA
Support Jeffco Kids
Taxpayers for Public Education
Teach Plus Fellowship
Tointon Institute for Educational Change
Two Rivers UniServ
University of Colorado Denver, School of Education
University of Northern Colorado, College of Education & Behavioral Sciences
Urban League of Metro Denver
Weld County School District RE-1
Woodlin School District R-104
Wray School District RD-2
Yuma School District 1