In the Media

August 30, 2021

Washington Monthly

In an interview featured in the latest edition of Washington Monthly, Kristin Klopfenstein, Colorado Lab director and a nationally recognized expert on Advanced Placement (AP), notes that “AP was designed in the 1950s to be a program for precocious high schoolers who were very privileged. AP is serving exactly who it’s designed to serve, which is mostly upper-middle-class whites.”

The article examines why the benefits of the AP program continue to flow disproportionately to white students in affluent school districts—even as state and federal policy makers have worked to change this.

    Read the article: AP’s Equity Face-Plant

    April 7, 2021

    Media Coverage of Racial Disparities in Prosecutorial Outcomes

    The goal of the study, initiated by the Denver District Attorney’s Office, is to increase transparency and ensure the equitable treatment of defendants. Denver DA Beth McCann held a press event to discuss findings from the study. 

      September 30, 2020

      News Release

      The Colorado Evaluation and Action Lab, working in partnership with the Colorado Department of Human Services, announces the launch of the Colorado Early Care & Education Workforce Data Dashboard. This interactive portal provides access to data demonstrating the size, breadth, and expertise of the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECE) workforce in Colorado. 

        May 12, 2020

        KKCO 11 News

        Colorado news station, KKCO 11, featured an article and news clip about the Addressing Food Insecurity by Improving Referral Systems between Medical and Social Services Providers in Mesa County project, a study conducted by researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine (Anschutz) and led by Dr. Anne Nederveld.

          January 6, 2020

          Denverite 

          Online news source, Denverite, featured an article about Lab-funded project, The Intersection of Housing and Mental Health: Mapping Critical Social Determinants of Health, a study conducted by researchers at the University of Northern Colorado (UNCO). The Colorado Lab’s Deputy Director, Dr. Elysia Clemens, and UNCO PIs Drs. Jieun Lee and Ivan Ramirez, reflect on the research and outcomes. 

            November 26, 2019

            The Chronicle of Social Change

            Nonprofit online news source, The Chronicle of Social Change, featured an article on the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA), a 2018 act aimed at expanded Title IV-E prevention services to strengthen families. 

            The Colorado Lab’s Deputy Director, Dr. Elysia Clemens, and a member of our University of Denver and Colorado Applied Research and Action Network (CARAN) community, Dr. Heather Taussig, shed light on FFPSA.

            Read the article: A Philanthropic Partner for Building the Family First Arsenal

            November 19, 2019

            A Mathematica Podcast: On the Evidence

            The Colorado Lab’s Director, Dr. Kristin Klopfenstein, recently spoke with Mathematica’s J.B. Wogan about the policy lab model at the 2019 Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM) Fall Research Conference. 

              November 18, 2019

              The Colorado Independent

              Online news source, The Colorado Independent, featured an article about the recently completed Lab-funded project, The Intersection of Housing and Mental Health: Mapping Critical Social Determinants of Health, a study conducted by researchers at the University of Northern Colorado. 

                November 13, 2019

                News Release

                Researchers at the University of Northern Colorado completed a study mapping the places in Colorado where people’s access to affordable housing and their challenges related to mental health overlap, giving policymakers the ability to target state resources to help those most in need. 

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