DFER Colorado



DFER-CO has been at the forefront of a long list of political and policy change in Colorado that includes the passage of SB 191 (changing teacher tenure and evaluation) and SB 213 (rewrite of school finance with more funding and reform) and recently supporting high school graduation based on proficiency. DFER-CO also supported a number of successful school district and legislative races over the last six years, including an undefeated 2016 cycle for Democrats in the state legislature. DFER-CO was also instrumental in turning the State Board of Education blue for the first time in 50 years, and for consistent victories for kids at the local school board level.

DFER-CO has a proven track record of achieving formative political and policy wins that work on behalf of Colorado’s kids and families. In the past year alone, DFER-CO has championed legislation in the best interest of students including implementing the DPS School Performance Compact, pushing back on the creation of a “super sub group” in the state accountability system, and passing HB17-1375 to ensure equitable funding for charter school students.

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Contact Jennifer Walmer, DFER Colorado State Director:

Jennifer Walmer - State Director, COJennifer Walmer
Colorado State Director
(720) 224-1909