Better News for all Coloradans

Strengthening local journalism through the power of collaboration

Better News for all Coloradans

Strengthening local journalism through the power of collaboration

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Boulder Valley School District Punishes Black and Latino Students at Disproportionately Higher Rates Than Most Colorado Districts. Parents Continue Calls for Accountability.

Black and Latino parents of Boulder Valley School District students have been raising alarms for years that their children are punished more often for the same behaviors as white students. The district’s own data has consistently shown this disparity.In 2020, under mounting pressure, BVSD reformed its discipline policies to try to reduce inequities. It removed police from schools, streamlined punishment guidelines across classrooms, and trained educators to de-escalate and resolve conflicts without resorting to punishment. Since the reforms, fewer students have been suspended or referred to police. But the disparities that prompted the new policies remain.  Latino students were about 3.5 times more likely to be suspended than white students during...
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Progress and Inequity in Colorado

We’re out with our latest installment of Chasing Progress, our collaborative reporting project examining equity gaps...
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Report on Aspen’s News Landscape

The Colorado News Collaborative (COLab) is a nonprofit seeking to stop the spread of news...
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Apply for ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network

ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network is seeking five local accountability projects to fund and partner on...
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COLab Founding Partners

COLab Founding Partners