Standing in the Gap

Standing in the Gap

Today, staggering achievement gaps exist between white students and those of color.

Precious Loss

Precious Loss

12 in 1000 black babies in Colorado die before their first birthday.

A Sentenced Life

A Sentenced Life

Blacks and Latinos are overrepresented in the criminal justice system nationally and in CO

Race In Colorado

Talking about race can be hard. But thanks to a series of special reports from Rocky Mountain PBS, the conversation has started across Colorado. Our Losing Ground report from 2013 sparked action and dialogue that continues today.

Our Race in Colorado initiative picks up where Losing Ground left off and takes the conversation to a new level. Rocky Mountain PBS tells the stories of diverse families of color – and how Colorado is working to overcome disparity.

Race in Colorado

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

Last Updated by Alexa Corcoran on

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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An Open Conversation about Merits and Flaws of Neighborhood Schools

Last Updated by Alan Gottlieb on

Most everyone is ready to extol the virtues of neighborhood schools. But, what if, in a city like Denver where many neighborhoods are largely segregated, the school down the block is a detriment to poor children of color?

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Special School in a Tough Part of Town Demonstrates How to Get Job Done

Last Updated by Burt Hubbard on

At Centennial Elementary School, which serves a tough neighborhood in Colorado Springs, low proficiency rates in reading, writing and arithmetic and wide achievement gaps between races are relics of the past.

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CEC Early College is Longtime Denver Center for Career, Tech Education

Last Updated by Alan Gottlieb on

The career and technical high school in Denver Public Schools has a long track record of sending its students to decently paying jobs, and many of them are armed with an associate's college degree when they go.

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Metro Denver School Districts Ranked by Progress on Achievement Gaps

Last Updated by Burt Hubbard on

There is broad awareness and resolve among metro Denver school districts about reducing achievement gaps between white students and students of color. Progress in actually doing so is uneven, a new RMBPS News analysis shows.

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School Districts Ranked by Their Work in Reducing Academic Progress Gaps

Last Updated by Burt Hubbard on

A Rocky Mountain PBS News analysis of a decade’s worth of educational benchmarks in the state’s 20 largest school districts shows most made at least some progress in reducing achievement gaps between white students and students of color.

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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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Election 2016

Election 2016

Your roundup of the 2016 Presidential Campaign from across public media. Connecting you to in-depth reporting and analysis on the candidates and the issues this election year.

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