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More Than Half of Denver’s Public Schools Are Segregated, 25 Years After Busing Ended

The just-opened Denver Green School Northfield sits in a predominantly white neighborhood, but the kids inside represent just about every shade from ebony to alabaster.

That’s by design. In a district that’s still working to desegregate a half-century after the end of the civil rights era, the school is about one-quarter Hispanic, 22% black and 41% white, with the rest of the students identifying as multiracial or Asian.