DENVER – More Colorado schools are canceling 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 daylong 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.