In a new report, local advocacy organization Padres y Jovénes Unides and their national partner the Advancement Project detail their work fighting to reform how students are disciplined in Denver and elsewhere. It focuses on the racial disparities in Denver and Colorado discipline practices and the two organizations’ advocacy for changes to how students are disciplined – some quite basic.
For example, at Cole, the organizations successfully got all disciplinary proceedings and communications translated into community members’ native languages.
Still, according to a series published earlier this year in the Denver Post, the difference in how minority and white students are disciplined remains stark. Minority students still bear the brunt of the most punitive discipline strategies, and the state has made little progress changing that fact.
Read the full report here.