Author: Carol Menard 


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A coalition of Gates Family Foundation partners in conservation are working together to fix local ranchers’ irrigation problems while also improving river and wildlife habitat on the Upper Colorado River. Hear the story straight from the pen of Paul Bruchez, a Kremmling rancher who sees the innovative project as a way to marry the interests of his family’s livelihood and his personal interests in river health and conservation.

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Research suggests that diverse teachers can better serve diverse students. Yet while 75% of Denver Public Schools’ (DPS) students are students of color, only 25% of its teachers are educators of color.

In its pilot year, Make Your Mark — with leadership from the Denver Mayor’s Office for Children and Families, collaboration with DPS and eight local charter school operators, and support from a coalition of funders including the Gates Family Foundation — is taking a collective approach to address this human capital dilemma.

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The U.S. continues to perform below the pack in a worldwide ranking of students’ test scores, but improved on measures of equity.

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The percentages of Latino and low-income students in DPS continue to decrease. District officials attribute the changes to rising housing prices in Denver.

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In an interview with Colorado Public Radio, founders of the Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project, a Gates grantee, discuss their quest to recover heirloom varieties that once garnered national prizes and made the Four Corners area famous for apples.

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The State Board of Education votes unanimously to approve Pueblo’s innovation zone. The design effort was supported by the Foundation.

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EdNext discusses Denver’s portfolio strategy, and next steps including Denver’s Innovation Zone.