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Boulder Valley schools punish Black and Latino students at higher rates than most Colorado districts. Parents want more 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 […]

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After 50 years, homeownership gap between white and Latino Coloradans narrows. But for Black Coloradans, it’s widened.

Michael Diaz-Rivera hoped $25,000 in savings and a good credit score would give him enough leverage to buy a home. But his low teacher’s salary made that nearly impossible. “The prices in Denver were just a little too steep for me and the market was just too high,” he said in late April. “Every time […]