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The Latest: Protests lead to more school cancellations

Posted: 1:48 PM, Apr 24, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-24 15:48:44-04

The Latest on teacher protests in Colorado (all times local):
  
11:35 a.m.
  
More Colorado schools are cancelling classes because of planned teacher protests later this week.
  
As of Tuesday, over a dozen Colorado school districts, including the state’s 10 largest, say they will close their schools because of the demonstrations planned Thursday and Friday at the state Capitol. Denver originally planned to let students go home early Friday so its teachers could participate in the afternoon but on Tuesday the district announced all classes would be canceled that day.
  
The districts account for over half of the approximately 910,000 students enrolled in Colorado schools.
  
Most are in the Denver and Colorado Springs area but teachers from Summit County and Canon City are also expected to be among the 10,000 teachers participating.
  
The day-long demonstrations will include lobbying lawmakers and "grade-ins" to show how much work teachers do outside the school day in addition to rallies.
  
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9:30 a.m.
  
More Colorado schools are cancelling classes because of planned teacher protests later this week.
  
As of Tuesday, over a dozen Colorado school districts, including the state’s 10 largest, say they will close their schools or release students early because of the demonstrations planned Thursday and Friday at the state Capitol. The moves affect over half of the approximately 910,000 students enrolled in Colorado schools.
  
Some of the latest districts to call off classes include Colorado Springs’ largest district, District 11, and Aurora.
  
About 10,000 teachers are expected to participate in the day long demonstrations, which will also include lobbying lawmakers and "grade-ins" to show how much work teachers do outside the school day in addition to rallies.

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