In the Media
August 30, 2021
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.
Channels 2 & 31: Study: No evidence of widespread racism found in Denver DA’s Office
Denver Gazette/Colorado Politics: Study examines equity in prosecution decisions in Denver DA’s office
September 30, 2020
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.
Read the news release: State-wide Dashboard for Colorado ECE Workforce Launches
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.
View the article and news clip: CU researchers working to address food insecurity on the Western Slope
January 6, 2020
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.
Read the article: New research maps where housing and health crises collide in Colorado
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.
Listen to the podcast: Policy Labs: Research for State and Local Government
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
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.
Read the news release: New On-line Mapping Tool Targets Link Between Housing, Mental Health
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