Colorado immigrants and advocates anxiously await clarity, impact of new policy

Last Updated by RMPBS News Staff, Cynthia Hessin on

An estimated 4.9 percent of Colorado's workforce may be undocumented. "Now they're buying their cars, getting their credit cards. They're buying their houses, creating their own businesses."

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ACLU files racial profiling suit in Colorado Springs traffic stop

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Two black men who were pulled from a vehicle at gunpoint during a traffic stop in 2015 are suing the city and three Colorado Springs police officers on grounds of racial profiling.

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Racial Disparities Exist in Denver Police Shootings, RMPBS News Inquiry Finds

Last Updated by Kristin Jones on

A black Denver resident is three times more likely than a white resident to be shot by law enforcement. Latino residents are nearly twice as likely to be shot.

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Drive to Level Academic Inequities in Biggest Districts Is Work in Progress

Last Updated by Burt Hubbard on

An analysis of Colorado's largest 20 schools districts shows that progress has been made during the past decade in reducing the achievement gaps between white students and students of color, but that striking disparities remain.

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Mitchell Montessori Was a Beacon of Integration, Achievement for DPS

Last Updated by Alan Gottlieb on

After opening it's doors in 1986, when court mandated busing was still in effect in Denver Public Schools, Mitchell Montessori School became a bright shining success for integration and achievement. To some, its closure still rankles.

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DPS Gifted and Talented Program ‘Highly Skewed’ Toward Whites

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Denver Public Schools has the highest percentage of students of all races classified as gifted and talented among the 20 largest school districts in the state, a Rocky Mountain PBS I-News analysis has found, but the numbers tilt toward white students.

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Segregation of Latino Students Within Denver Schools an Ongoing Concern

Last Updated by Alan Gottlieb on

Latino students in Denver Public Schools are arguably more segregated in predominantly Latino schools today than black students were in black schools during the era prior to court ordered busing.

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'Standing in the Gap' Screening Shows Re-Segregation in Denver Schools

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Latino students in Denver Public Schools are arguably more segregated today in predominantly Latino schools than black students were before federally mandated busing. A new Rocky Mountain PBS documentary series explores the issues.

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Recruiting, Retaining Minority Teachers Problematic for State School Districts

Last Updated by Alan Gottlieb on

Educators and academics say that having a teaching staff that mirrors the student body’s racial composition makes a substantial, positive difference for kids and schools alike. In DPS and other large districts, that's proving easier said than done.

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Black Infants in Colorado Die at a Rate Three Times that of White Infants

Last Updated by Katie Wilcox on

The infant mortality rate is one of the most closely observed indicators of the health of any community, or even of nations. It measures the number of infants who die before their first birthday for every 1,000 live births.

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Race in Colorado: Justice "A Sentenced Life"

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Examine racial and ethnic disparities in the Colorado criminal justice system. Part of Rocky Mountain PBS' Race in Colorado initiative.

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Race in Colorado: Health "Precious Loss"

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Explore racial disparities of infant mortality in Colorado and what local and national organizations are pursuing to eliminate it. Part of Rocky Mountain PBS' Race in Colorado initiative.

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