Category: Equity

Coffee Break: Check Out Nate Easley’s New Plan for Creating More Great Public Schools in Denver

Blue School Partners are doing great things in the Denver area. I recently had a chance to speak with their CEO, Nate Easley, about their mission and strategy, and the unique challenges they’re seeking to overcome to help grow more high-quality public schools in Denver. What did you find compelling about the opportunity to lead Blue School Partners? I’ve spent my…

Advocating for Equity in Denver Public Schools

Of all of the challenges that the Strengthening Neighborhoods committee was asked to address, there was no doubt in my mind that I would join the working group focused on Equity. The opportunity gap in our system is real, and although there is great diversity within Denver Public Schools (DPS), there is not yet true equity or inclusion. Whenever I…

Taking the bus to Boston for creative transportation solutions

When it comes to bringing new thinking to public education, few places can beat Denver. It’s got a wide array of schools that break the traditional mold (both charter and district-run), a cutting-edge enrollment system that covers every different type of school in one application, and a boundary-busting attempt to increase integration by creating “enrollment zones” that give families priority…

The Denver Language School is Leading the Way Toward a More Diverse Community

With Denver Public Schools’ officially opening its SchoolChoice enrollment process, we’re excited to highlight school options that offer families a different approach to serving students’ unique needs. The following feature on the Denver Language School’s language immersion model was originally published by Jamison White on the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools blog. Diversity works. A plethora of cultures, languages,…

Joe Kennedy’s State of the Union Response Wasn’t About Education, But it Could Have Been

When Rep. Joe Kennedy III gave the Democrats’ response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, he of course spoke to the same 320 million individuals that the President addressed. But from within the walls of Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School in Fall River, Massachusetts, Kennedy might as well have been speaking to anyone and everyone who…