Imagination Library Impact Evaluation
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is inspiring a love of reading for children in Colorado, across the U.S. and around the globe. The nonprofit provides books at no cost to families with young children (0-5 years old) to foster a love of books and promote a culture of reading among families. The Colorado Evaluation and Action Lab is supporting the Imagination Library of Colorado (ILCO) in assessing the impact the book program is having on kindergarten readiness scores.
2021 Legislative Session: Building Evidence to Effectively Implement Policy Wins
Colorado Lab projects underway to effectively implement policy wins from the 2021 legislative session.
2022 Legislative Session: Informing Key Legislation
Colorado Lab studies informed an array of legislation in this year’s session, including bills that were passed to strengthen care and learning for preschoolers and increase pathways to high school graduation. Our efforts included working with partners to conduct research studies, providing expert testimony, and evaluating the effectiveness of models.
Supporting Centennial BOCES to Implement Project READY
With funding support from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Funds (RISE) and implementation support from the Colorado Lab, Centennial BOCES, home to the state’s largest Migrant Education Program, is addressing many of the pandemic-caused education, economic, social, and health challenges that have affected so many students, families, schools, and districts, especially in rural communities.