Homelessness puts children at risk in a number of ways; among them, a higher risk for dropping out of school. The Donnell-Kay Foundation focuses on policy work to fix Colorado's dropout crisis. The US Department of Education recently released homeless youth numbers for the 2010-2011 school year, and sadly the data doesn't look very good in Colorado and around the nation.
Last week, I co-presented at the National Alliance for Public Charter School’s conference with the Colorado League of Charter Schools. The topic: How to think differently about the way we support, measure, and incent quality alternative schools.
Denver Public Schools (DPS) now has a clearer road map for reducing the number of potential high school dropouts. The Boston-based nonprofit Jobs for the Future (JFF) partnered with the school district to figure out how to help students reach graduation.
The Donnell-Kay Foundation is embarking on a project to design and launch an education system in Colorado that is so aligned to a successful future for students that there is no question about why learning in this system will lead to a better path for life. If you are interested in participating in this initiative, or would like to learn more about the project, please read our Request for Information (RFI), and consider submitting a proposal.
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