Denver’s student test scores are in the middle of the pack nationwide. But the city has the third largest achievement gap in the nation between poor students and their more affluent peers. Only Washington, D.C. and Atlanta had larger gaps, with Denver tied with Austin for third. There also continues to be big gaps between students of color and white students in Denver Public Schools, according to national scores on tests given to fourth through eighth graders. Listen to how the district is looking to improve outcomes for all their students.
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Jenny Brundin is the education reporter for Colorado Public Radio. She joined CPR in 2011 after spending 16 years at KUER in Salt Lake City. Before her career in radio, Jenny worked as a literacy teacher at a refugee center in Alberta, Canada.
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