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Montezuma-Cortez School District Superintendent Responds to Results of 2017 "Kids Count" Survey

Austin Cope
The Colorado Children's Campaign presented data analyzing racial differences in on-time graduation rates in Montezuma County

Last week the Colorado Children’s Campaign, an independent group that analyzes data on issues facing children including poverty, access to healthcare, and education, presented the results of the Kid’s Count Survey. Many community leaders in non-profits, social services, and healthcare use data from that survey to inform their work.

This year, they pointed out significant racial disparities in the data, including racial gaps in achievement and access to school resources. For example, on-time graduation rates in Montezuma County are at 58 percent for American Indian students compared to 82 percent for their white counterparts. KSJD’s Austin Cope spoke with Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School district Superintendent Lori Haukeness about how the district hopes to address those gaps. Click below to listen.

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