Schools and immigrants: Impact hits downvalley harder

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Additional four article excerpts included from the Post Independent series articles.
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Post Independent
Article date: 
7 December 2017
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Colorado News
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Roaring Fork Schools saw a notable shift in demographics around 2011 that puts the lower Roaring Fork Valley school district in a unique class. For the first time that year, minority students, and specifically Hispanic students, became the majority in public schools serving the communities ...

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