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Be a Part Of Something Good.

As the idea of Smart Cow Yogurt Bar began swirling in our heads, we knew one thing was certain: we would dedicate our business to helping local schools. Statistics on the state of education in this country are unsettling. Budgets are being cut, and schools are forced to eliminate programs, teachers and staff. Who really pays? The kids.

We are making a difference in our own backyard, one school at a time. Each Smart Cow shop regularly donates part of a day’s sales to a local school. We want to help as many schools as we can, because we know how hard they work to make ends meet.

Improving education is a big undertaking. Fortunately, eating great-tasting frozen yogurt isn’t. It’s easy to join our cause. Come soon, come often.

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Statistics

When it comes to education,
you should know:

The nation and many states face continuing challenges in delivering a high-quality education to all students, according to Quality Counts, the annual report card published by Education Week. The nation receives a C when graded across the six distinct areas of policy and performance tracked by the report, the most comprehensive ongoing assessment of the state of American education.

Here’s what Quality Counts says about Colorado and Wisconsin:

  • When adjusted for regional cost differences, Colorado spends $2,510 less per student than the national average. Wisconsin spends $118 more than the national average.
  • Colorado invests 3.1% of total taxable resources on education, ranking 46th in the nation. Wisconsin invests 4.0%, ranking 22nd. The national average is 3.9%.
  • Though Colorado ranks 43rd in the nation for per-pupil spending, it ranks 10th in achievement. Wisconsin ranks 23rd in per-pupil spending and ranks 14th in achievement.

It’s interesting to note that the four states that rank highest in achievement are in the top 10 for funding.

(source) Education Week’s Quality Counts, 2012

Resources

Never stop learning.

Visit these websites for resources to get smart and get involved.

Education Week

www.edweek.org

Editorial Projects in Education is the independent, nonprofit publisher of Education Week and other high-quality print and online products on K-12 education. EPE’s mission is to raise awareness and understanding of critical issues facing American schools.

Great Education Colorado

www.greateducation.org

This statewide, nonpartisan, grassroots organization is focused on improving education in Colorado through wise, increased investment in our schools, colleges and universities.

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

dpi.wi.gov

This state agency advances public education and libraries in Wisconsin.