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Decades after redlining, Denver schools see choice contributing to racial imbalance

A basketball hoop at Castro Elementary School, in the Westwood neighborhood of Denver. (Jackson Reed, Special to The Colorado Sun)

By: Anna Scott, Anna Blanco, Jackson Reed


Published in the Colorado Sun

Last semester, while in News Corps, our capstone class for our journalism degrees, we contributed to a class project focusing on the gentrification happening in Denver. The three of us reported on how gentrification was affecting the schools in the area. Through research and reporting we produced a story which included data visualizations, photos, and interviews. Our hope was to shine a light on some of the struggles that some public schools face as a result of the gentrification in the Denver area. We were fortunate enough to have the chance to partner with The Colorado Sun in publishing our work.

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