Nourishing state talent, a STEM education leadership & culture challenge in Colorado | Change Leadership Watch |

A new generation of education leaders aims to change what has been dubbed the “Colorado Paradox” -- the inability of the education system to generate a native population of highly-skilled and educated professionals to meet the needs of local industry."

Colorado imports most of its intellectual power. Reports indicate that Colorado has one of the highest number of college graduates per capita, yet it ranks 30th nationally in graduation rates — only 1 in 5 of its ninth-graders proceed to earn an associate or bachelor’s degree.