Our Work

RootED works to unite groups that have held opposing viewpoints to advance a shared vision of equity and opportunity for all Denver Public Schools students. We empower and partner with the communities most impacted by educational inequity. And we partner with Denver Public Schools to advance equity system wide.

Funding Autonomous Public Schools

Because they have the flexibility to respond and adapt quickly to meet community needs, autonomous schools can be an effective strategy to address equity and opportunity gaps and improve the quality of public K-12 education.
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Supporting Community-Based Organizations

RootED is a partner to community-based organizations, facilitating connections and collaboration and supporting their work through funding, strategy, and sharing of information and resources in support of equity, quality, opportunity, accountability and autonomy in Denver Public Schools.
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Grants Process

Our goal is to advance equity and quality in Denver’s public education system. We do that by supporting a thriving autonomous school sector that places communities at the center.
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Funding Autonomous Public Schools

Because they have the flexibility to respond and adapt quickly to meet community needs, autonomous schools can be an effective strategy to address equity and opportunity gaps and improve the quality of public K-12 education.

Learn More

Supporting Community-Based Organizations

RootED is a partner to community-based organizations, facilitating connections and collaboration and supporting their work through funding, strategy, and sharing of information and resources in support of equity, quality, opportunity, accountability and autonomy in Denver Public Schools.

Learn More

Grants Process

Our goal is to advance equity and quality in Denver’s public education system. We do that by supporting a thriving autonomous school sector that places communities at the center.

Learn More

Partner Highlights

A Letter to the New DPS Superintendent

Published: June 17, 2021

Op-Ed written by Ariel Taylor Smith of Transform Education Now. A letter to the next superintendent of Denver Public Schools: […]

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American Indian Academy of Denver on Colorado Wildfires

Published: June 17, 2021

Middle school students from the American Indian Academy of Denver visited the site of the Hayman fire earlier this spring […]

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Community Voice the Centerpiece in New Research on DPS Equity, Quality

Published: June 17, 2021

Early conversations with Denver Public Schools parents and students participating in a research initiative point to the importance of individualized […]

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