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  • Media
    Juliet Squire
    Katrina Boone
    Paul Beach

    In partnership with the Walton Family Foundation, Bellwether Education Partners is seeking initial applications for a new grant fund designed to help families and students leverage public policy to find and engage in supplemental learning options. Applicants should have bold ideas related to ensuring that families can access supplemental learning related to their child’s needs, interests, and goals.

    Click HERE to apply.

  • Publication
    Paul Beach
    Katrina Boone
    Juliet Squire

    To understand the needs and opportunities for supporting rural schools, Bellwether Education Partners interviewed 30 educators, nonprofit leaders, and funders and surveyed more than 80 rural district and charter school leaders in Colorado.

    Bellwether’s case study, Support for Rural Colorado Schools: How Philanthropy and Districts Came Together to Serve Students in 2020, and report, Support for Rural Colorado Schools Survey: Opportunities for Philanthropy to Address District Needs identify promising practices from funders’ early responses to the pandemic and pinpoint the most urgent needs of rural districts today, nearly two years after schools first closed their doors.

  • Media
    Katrina Boone

    The need for school choice for native families is urgent, with the potential to revive and protect native cultural identity.

  • Media
    Katrina Boone

    Reframing learning objectives and outcomes in the geographical, historical and local context of indigenous groups

  • Publication
    Phillip Burgoyne-Allen
    Katrina Boone
    Juliet Squire
    Jennifer O’Neal Schiess

    In this slide deck, "The Challenges and Opportunities in School Transportation Today," we examine the scope and importance of the school transportation sector, analyze the challenges that districts and contractors face when providing transportation services, highlight the critical decisions system leaders must make in allocating limited resources, and identify opportunities for improving service and reducing costs.

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