Here's the quick summary of grades and ranks for Colorado: (39th Overall)
B 11th/51 "Chance for Success" (a measure of "Cradle to Career" educational excellence.)
D+ 21st/51 "K-12 Achievement"
C 29th/51 "Transitions and Alignment"
D+ 43rd/51 "School Finance"
Overall, Education Week assigns Colorado a low C (73.7%) and ranks Colorado 39th.
Having worked in several of the states that rank above Colorado, my experience doesn't jibe with our ranking. I also disagree with a national ranking of C, so that's a factor.
What do you think? Is Colorado really near the bottom 20% of all states?