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

KIPP Colorado Schools New CEO Tomi Amos

Published: August 24, 2020

Research has shown that students who share the same background as educators, receive more effective role modeling, higher expectations for learning and their future, and have fewer cultural differences.

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DSST Public Schools invest in businesses owned by people of color

Published: August 17, 2020

More than 800 DSST Public Schools teachers and staff received $40 each in gift cards to businesses owned by people of color.

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Education advocates say DPS budget needs to address student inequities

Published: June 29, 2020

Denver families learned this spring that DPS would face dramatic budget cuts due to the plunge in sales tax, income tax and other revenue streams brought on by the COVID 19 pandemic.

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