News: Educational Equity

Increasing the quality and equity of Colorado’s public K-12 education system is a guiding principle for all of the education initiatives that we support. Read our latest news and updates from the projects and ideas we support.


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