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Schoolrunner empowers schools to improve student achievement

Schoolrunner
Schoolrunner is a Denver-based company that provides schools with an all-in-one data system to track various student measurables.

Imagine a tool that offers schools and its teachers insight into everything they care about with their students while providing them with more time in the classroom. Denver-based Schoolrunner does just that.

This all-in-one student data system allows educators to track grades, academic standards, attendance, behavior and family contact information. It integrates with the school’s existing Student Information System (SIS) and provides resources to help with analysis of the collected data through graphs, pivot tables and dashboards. Teachers can also set up logins for students so they can track their own progress.

Launched in 2012, Schoolrunner focuses on helping schools foster strong communities centered on actionable data. Currently, the platform serves more than 50,000 students in 50-100 schools around the country.

The program is supported by the Colorado Impact Fund, which encourages local community involvement through Colorado companies.

The Reiman Foundation and Hexagon, Inc. supports the Fund and programs like Schoolrunner that aim to provide educators with the tools they need to better serve students in their classroom room and improve student success.

 

DU students develop ride-sharing app Wanderlift

Students develop ride-sharing mobile app
DU students create ride-sharing app, Wanderlift.

When DU students Meredith Gee and Sam Schooler needed a ride to the mountains but didn’t have one, they had an idea to create a mobile app that would get them there – Wanderlift.

For the last nine months, the two sophomores developed their idea and expanded their team.

Juniors Daniel Farrell and Lucio Franco joined the team last fall and helped launch the app and expand the group’s efforts to the University of Colorado in Boulder.

Whether it’s a hike at Red Rocks, a ski trip to Vail or a ride out with friends, people who need a ride to their next adventure can now use Wanderlift to get there. They can also sign up to drive, post their own trips or search for someone looking to catch a ride.

Many students say it’s more affordable than other ride-sharing apps such as Lyft and Uber.

In the future, the students told 7News they hope Wanderlift helps with traffic in lessening the hourslong commute typical with heading to the hills.

The Wanderlift is available in downtown Denver, University of Denver and the University of Colorado. Find the app on the Wanderlift website and the Apple store. Soon, it will be available for Android phones.

The students credit the University for bringing them together. They all met through the schools’ living and learning communities and are involved in the Center for Sustainability and entrepreneurship club through the Daniels College of Business.

As the namesake of the Reiman School of Finance in the Daniels College of Business, Scott Reiman is a longtime member of the University community and dedicated to advancing the academic and leadership success of its students. He makes contributions to the schools’ growth and prosperity where students like Gee, Schooler, Farrell and Franco come up with their great ideas.

Scott Reiman welcomes new sponsor to support Free for Kids

Free for Kids mural
Photo courtesy of the Denver Art Museum: Denver muralists Jaime Molina and Pedro Barrios work to complete a new mural downtown.

Scott Reiman, along with the Reiman Foundation are the founding sponsor of the Denver Art Museum’s Free for Kids program. To further support the program’s mission to provide all kids with access to the arts, Reiman and the Foundation are proud to welcome a new presenting sponsor, Bellco Credit Union.

Bellco’s sponsorship will help provide enhanced cultural learning and engagement opportunities, arts education materials for youth visitors, and funding for community outreach.

Free for Kids includes free general admission to all visitors under age 18, including school tours and other youth group visits. The museum has seen an increase in school visits by more than 50 percent since the program began in March 2015.

The announcement is marked by the creation of an outdoor wall mural by Denver muralists Pedro Barrios and Jaime Molina. The mural is located downtown outside the 1515 Restaurant at the corner of Market and 15th streets.

Local families joined the artists at the Museum on Tuesday, Nov. 22 to create their own mural designs in honor of the new mural and new collaboration.

Learn more about the Denver Art Museum’s Free for Kids program.

Reiman Foundation supplies teachers with necessary tools

Scott Reiman and the Reiman Foundation have always supported education and the programs essential to prepare and foster young minds.

This year, the Reiman Foundation is partnering with Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT), as its title sponsor for its annual fundraising event, Upcycle.

“By providing educators with the tools they need to create the best possible classroom experience, RAFT is helping to shape the next generation of Colorado leaders,” said Reiman Foundation CEO Scott Reiman. “I love that RAFT gives teachers the resources necessary to be successful.”

RAFT Colorado connects thousands of teachers from around the state with affordable materials and opportunities for professional development. These resources are designed to help teachers provide creative, inspiring and innovative educational and classroom experiences for all of Colorado’s kids.

DU’s Daniels College of Business among the best in the country

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DU’s Daniels College of Business ranks No. 56 in the country.

The University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business is one of the best in the biz.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek ranked the school No. 56 in the nation for best undergraduate business schools in 2016.

As a DU alumnus, Scott Reiman remains an active member of the University community. He has served on the University’s Board of Trustees, received the Ammi Hyde Award for Recent Graduate Achievement, and is the namesake for both the Reiman School of Finance in the Daniels College of Business and Reiman Theater in Margery Reed Hall.

As a longtime advocate for education and student success, Reiman supports numerous educational programs including ACE Scholarships, Graland Country Day School and the Denver Scholarship Foundation.