Student outcomes improving amidst equity efforts
Polis funds full-day kindergarten, aims for improved outcomes
Colorado’s governor, Jared Polis, made free, full-day kindergarten for all a top priority when he was elected in 2018. It was funded by the end of his first legislative session.
Standout student’s goal: more representation and access
Every summer growing up, Emily Sánchez crammed into a car with her parents and three siblings to visit their beloved Southwest desert. On their long road trips from Longmont, her dad vividly described living with his Native Apache great-grandparents while his mother was in jail or when he was homeless.
Partnering for educational equityTwo Boulder County children enter kindergarten. One has well-educated parents and a family with an income that is middle class or higher. The other has parents with less schooling and a lower income. Odds are, their futures look different.
Leadership struggling to match county’s growing diversity
Marta Loachamin’s curiosity was sparked by her own experience as a mother from Ecuador raising kids to speak Spanish at home. When they entered school, she experienced a system that wasn’t well equipped to teach them English or offer them a bilingual education.
Student outcomes improve as St. Vrain reimagines public education
Leaders in St. Vrain Valley Schools have reimagined public education during the past 12 years, leading to promising student outcomes, prominent awards and national attention.
BVSD restructures to focus on equity
The Boulder Valley School District, largely attended by white, non-Hispanic students from middle- and upper-class families, has long struggled to support low-income and minority students.
Former St. Vrain student’s higher ed advice: Take the first step, break the barriers, seek support if you need it
When Giovani Hernandez first saw Skyline High School shortly after moving to Longmont from Chihuahua, Mexico, he thought he’d arrived at a university.
Full-day, free kindergarten amongst latest efforts aimed at leveling the playing field for students from minority and low-income families.