Resignation of members over constant complaining about CRT and other social concepts not taught in the district leaves 2 to work through “unprecedented” times
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3 Elizabeth School Board members threaten to resign, say chaos over CRT and other issues is unproductive
Conservative board members are weary of public constantly bringing up issues of critical race theory, social emotional learning and restorative justice, which are not taught in the district.
Littwin: Racism fueled the death of Tyre Nichols — a Black motorist beaten by Black cops
Tyre Nichols’ death is the ultimate example of the systemic racism that has, in the form of CRT, become the latest culture-war battleground.
Political swings on Colorado school boards spark level of antagonism not seen since desegregation
Julie Hensley believes her SUV was targeted because of the cheery blue-and-yellow “Come Together” message spray-painted on her back window. The special education teacher at Legend High School in Parker was already at her desk at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday when the hallways began to buzz with word that teachers’ cars were slapped with flyers: […]
What’d I Miss?: Stuck in a disheartening cycle of American attitudes toward race
Myra has missed 30 years of her life, due to a coma, but has found a new friendship with her young neighbor, Ossie. Together, they both are searching for their place in this world. < Previous | Start from the beginning | Next >
Backlash stalled Douglas County School District’s plans to conduct diversity and equity training, records show
Plans between Douglas County School District and a consulting firm hired to conduct diversity and equity training crumbled last school year after backlash toward the group’s work mounted, records show. Now the district is preparing to continue equity work in 2021-22, but district leadership said DCSD is not ready to release details. “We heard and […]
For the first time, Colorado has a Latina state historian. Here’s what Nicki Gonzales hopes to accomplish.
On Sunday — Colorado Day, marking the state’s 145th birthday — Nicki Gonzales will become the official state historian, and the first Latino person to assume the role. Gonzales, a professor of history and vice provost for diversity and inclusion at Regis University, will serve a one-year term, succeeding historian and author Duane Vandenbusche. Gonzales […]
Littwin: It was long past due for Juneteenth to become a national holiday, but why did it happen now?
It seems as if the idea for the Juneteenth federal holiday sprang up from nowhere. It didn’t, of course. Many of those in the Black community have celebrated it for generations. We’ve celebrated it in Denver for years. Activists like 94-year-old Opal Lee , who was among those chosen to attend Joe Biden’s signing ceremony, […]