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Coalition of Denver civic, business leaders pledges to help improve schools

Two power-players in Denver politics and civic life have teamed up to launch a new coalition to push for better academic outcomes and closing opportunity gaps in Denver Public Schools. Colorado State Senator James Coleman and Rosemary Rodriguez, a former Denver school board member, city council president, and Obama administration official, are launching EDUCATE Denver to bring together business and community leaders, including former mayors and school board members and members of the advocacy community. 

“I want to be sure to emphasize the diversity of the group,” Rodriguez told a local publication. “We worked very diligently to come up with a group that represented DPS communities who are affected most by policy and make sure we had veterans and newer civic leaders represented. It was important to get lots of voices at the table.”

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