Colorado wins $17.9 million in Race to the Top

With the help of The Donnell-Kay Foundation, Colorado now has $17.9 million more to advance education reforms. The money comes from the third round of the US Department of Education’s Race to the Top. DK gave the Colorado Legacy Foundation $15,000 towards writing this application. Colorado lost out to other states in the previous two rounds and also last week in a bid for early childhood education funds.

DK’s Executive Director Tony Lewis: “We are very pleased to have been able to support Colorado’s Race to the Top effort this year. Commissioner Hammond, Chief of Staff Jill Hawley and the entire CDE team did a fantastic job in writing the proposal and we have every confidence in them and Colorado school districts to improve K-12 education with these new funds.”

Donnell-Kay Foundation

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Thursday, December 22, 2011