After two weeks of teacher sickouts and student protests, Thursday’s Jefferson County School Board meeting is expected to be overflowing with parents, teachers and students who have concerns about the future of the school district.
A fight in Colorado over how United States history is taught is coming to a head in Jefferson County on Thursday, with students and teachers expected to pack a school board meeting where the controversial changes could face a vote.
In the largest of a series of ongoing student protests, about 700 young people gathered in suburban Denver to rally in opposition to a new set of high school history standards proposed by a conservative-led school board.
More students in Colorado’s second-largest school district are protesting a proposal to emphasize patriotism and downplay civil unrest in the teaching of an American history course.
There’s no school for Standley Lake High School or Conifer High School on Friday.
Multiple crashes, one of them deadly, forced officials to close Highway 285 in two locations west of Denver during a snowstorm Friday afternoon. The highway reopened just after 4:15 p.m.
Every school district has a different policy about how cold is too cold for school. Thursday some districts decided it was too cold for such an early start so they delayed start times.
A teacher at Bear Creek High School joined an elite group on Tuesday by winning a national award.
Windy conditions and more snow caused problems across Colorado’s Front Range on Tuesday.