DENVER Colorado is getting some help from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Gov. John Hickenlooper and Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia announced Monday that the state is getting $5.9 million to help increase high school graduation rates and prepare students for college and careers.
The grant will be administered through the Colorado Legacy Foundation. Its dedicated to increasing student achievement by having effective school leaders and teachers. The foundations trustees include Garcia, former Lt. Gov. Barbara OBrien and state education board member Elaine Gantz Berman.