Welcome to DK

The Donnell-Kay Foundation aims to improve public education in Colorado through research, policy, creative dialogue, and critical thinking. We invest in projects, programs, and people who seek systemic solutions to strengthening the experience of learning for kids from birth to career.

What We’re Working On

Making Housing More Afforda...

by Kim Knous-Dolan
These headlines are from the Denver Post just in the last month: “Colorado Population Growth Far Outstripped New Housing, Census says”; “College-educated Denver Millennials Need 15 Years to Save for a Down Payment”; and “Denver Apartment Rents Reach New Highs.” The... read more

Personalized Learning in th...

by Amy Anderson
This piece originally appeared as a guest blog post for the Clayton Christensen Institute on June 9, 2016. Personalized learning is the current big buzz in education. Everyone is trying to figure out how best to personalize the learning experience for each and every... read more

What We’re Learning f...

by Tony Lewis
Our team took a recent trip to the eastern plains of Colorado – home of farmers and ranchers, tornadoes spawned from high intensity thunderstorms, and four-day school weeks. Yup, four-day school weeks. If you read my last blog post (How We Work), you’ll remember our... read more

Who We Are

Our innovative projects are driven by our team members, whose experiences, interests, connections and areas of expertise all inform the work we engage in.

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Upcoming Hot Lunch Speakers

The Donnell-Kay Foundation is a well-known convener of diverse groups of people across the education sector. In addition to presenting at local and national conferences on a range of topics, DK often hosts events for the local education community, including our monthly Hot Lunch speaker series that began in 2005.

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DK Newsletter: quarterly emails about recent work by our team and the broader education community.
Hot Lunch: monthly emails about the upcoming Hot Lunch speaker and how to request an invitation.

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