Mary Seawell, Author at Gates Family Foundation
Here is an important announcement. Click here to learn more.

Author: Mary Seawell

News & Insights

Community feedback channels voices of families to guide our investments in education

In Colorado, there is a significant resource gap between rural and urban school districts. The Gates education team asked our stakeholders to share their candid feedback to help us formulate strategies, investments, and our own behaviors to best support solutions aimed at dismantling these disparities and gaps.

News & Insights

A Collective Approach to Recruiting Teachers of Color for Denver Schools

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.