Parent engagement has the potential to be a critical lever for success in the movement to provide high-quality education for all children. Because parent engagement manifests in many different ways with a range of distinct, meaningful purposes, the way a school designs their model for parent engagement should reflect the unique needs of their community and the families who live there.
With an eye on expanding K-12 online and blended course offerings as well as the professional development assistance needed to deliver the courses, state Senator Ellen Roberts and state Representative Don Coram brought forward and passed legislation that will increase opportunities for Colorado students, particularly in rural Colorado. Now, what exactly does this legislation do?
I was recently asked if the Donnell-Kay Foundation was pro-charter schools. I am surprised at how often this question is still asked of me, the foundation, and other organizations in the 20th year that charter schools have been educating Colorado students.
Over the past several months, the Donnell-Kay Foundation developed a number of new blended learning resources. The following items are now available on our website: workshop video and materials, a case study, and our new blended learning resources page.
Colorado’s online assessment for Common Core State Standards is about to be derailed by lack of broadband infrastructure. Even worse, broadband deficiency is holding the students back from digital learning opportunities.
For over a decade, the Donnell‐Kay Foundation has been working to improve education through a focus on policy in Colorado. As part of its mission, DK has established a paid fellowship program for smart, passionate, and reform‐minded individuals committed to improving public education in this state. The call for applications for the 2013-2014 Donnell-Kay Foundation Fellowship is now open.
Online learning has been around for nearly two decades in Colorado, and it is due time to ensure that this is a high quality education option. The knowledge and experience we have gained over the years can now inform next steps to improve the quality of this education option.
Over the last two years, enrollment into the Denver public school system has undergone a transformation into a streamlined application process called SchoolChoice. The SchoolChoice application allows families to choose their top five school choices and assigns them based on capacity, availability, neighborhood preference and other factors.
Youth ages 16-24 who have either dropped out of high school or are not participating in the workforce have become recognized nationally as “opportunity youth.” In their efforts to finish high school and start a career path, these students often face severe personal and academic challenges including pregnancy, drug addiction, homelessness, psychological and behavior problem
About 60 education professionals filled the room at the Warwick Hotel for the event co-sponsored by the Donnell-Kay Foundation, A+ Denver, and the Foundation for Educational Excellence – Policy Forum: Early Lessons from the Far Northeast (FNE) Turnarounds on Tuesday, October 16th, 2012.