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

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

Last Updated by Alan Gottlieb on

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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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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Race in Colorado: Justice "A Sentenced Life"

Posted by Alexa Corcoran on

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"

Posted by Alexa Corcoran on

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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Standing in the Gap Resources

Posted by RMPBS News Staff on

Twenty years after the end of federal court mandated busing, Denver Public Schools are re-segregated, according to "Standing in the Gap," a new four-part documentary series by Rocky Mountain PBS. Browse data and access resources.

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