Update: Teacher Sickouts at Jefferson, Golden High Schools, Wheat Ridge School Monitored

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Golden High School. More photos below.
Update: Moments ago, we spoke with Jefferson County School District spokesperson Lynn Setzer about apparent teacher sickouts taking place in Jeffco today. She confirmed that classes have been canceled at Golden and Jefferson high schools today due to a high number of teacher absences and adds that officials are currently monitoring the situation at Wheat Ridge 5-8 -- although, at this writing, classes at the latter (the equivalent of a middle school) are still expected to take place as scheduled. More information and our original post below.

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30 More Hilarious #JeffcoSchoolBoardHistory Tweets

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Yesterday, we highlighted amazing tweets using the hashtag #JeffcoSchoolBoardHistory -- funny and pointed responses to the controversy over a Jefferson County School Board proposal to emphasize patriotism and downplay civil disorder in the American history curriculum. Since then, Twitter has exploded with even more tweets using the hashtag, as student protests at a slew of Jeffco schools have received national coverage. Continue to count down our latest thirty favorites.

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Jeffco School Board Member's Child Threatened Amid Patriotic History Plan Controversy?

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The Jefferson County School Board. Photos from Fox31 coverage.
Following another day of student protests over a controversial Jefferson County School Board proposal to stress patriotism and downplay civil disorder in American history curriculum, news has surfaced about investigations into an alleged threat against the child of at least one school board member -- and another has come forward to talk about a similar experience from some time ago.

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Read Jeffco Superintendent's Letter to Parents About Students' Patriotic History Plan Protests

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Jefferson County Superintendent Dan McMinimee in a 7News image.
Jeffco superintendent Dan McMinimee is among Jefferson County officials at the center of a storm over proposed changes to the American history curriculum that would emphasize patriotism and downplay civil disorder. Now, in a letter to parents, McMinimee is trying to calm the waters, emphasizing that no decisions have been made yet and maintaining that his concern over student protests at numerous schools is about safety, not the criticism being heaped on the likes of school board member Julie Williams, who floated the proposal in the first place. Continue to read McMinimee's letter, as well as a press release from Williams explaining her position, as featured in an earlier post.

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Photos: Top 25 Denver Public Schools

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Denver Public Schools has announced the findings from its latest School Performance Framework, which gathers data to determine the effectiveness of schools at every level of the DPS system. The latest findings show 25 schools reached the "distinguished" ranking. We count down all of them below, complete with photos and selected facts and figures. To see the complete list, click here.

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Photos: 30 Funniest #JeffcoSchoolBoardHistory Tweets

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Did you know that Mitt Romney captured Saddam Hussein? You would if you searched for the hashtag #JeffcoSchoolBoardHistory, in which Twitter users lampoon the controversy over the Jefferson County School Board's proposal to change the American history curriculum to emphasize patriotism over civil disorder. The hilarious results make Drunk History seem absolutely sober-sided by comparison. Count down our thirty favorites below.

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Jeffco Student Walkouts: "Rebellious Kids" Stand Up Against Patriotic History Plan

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A photo from the Pomona WALK OUT Facebook page. More images and videos below.
The protests led by Jefferson County students over a proposed American history curriculum committee charged with emphasizing patriotism and downplaying civil disorder picked up fresh momentum yesterday. Attendees of six Jeffco schools let their feelings be known, with at least one more rally on tap for today. And far from shying away from challenging critical adults on the issue, many are happily taking them on. Photos, videos and more below.

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Jeffco Student Walkouts: More Schools Joining Protest of Patriotically Slanted History Plan

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Evergreen High protest images from 7News coverage. Photos, videos and more below.
Yesterday, we told you about planned protests this morning by students at three Jefferson County high schools -- Pomona, Ralston Valley and Arvada West -- over a plan to promote patriotism in history lessons by downplaying civil disorder. Now, students from at least one more Jeffco high school are planning to join in today, with additional protests at other locations planned through the week. This follows a rally at the school district's Golden offices by students from Evergreen High. Videos, photos and details below.

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Student Arrests: Most Police Agencies Violating Law About Reporting Busts, Citations

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Just 22 percent of Colorado law enforcement agencies and district attorneys complied with a new state law that requires them to submit reports about their contacts with students -- a number that the group Padres y Jovenes Unidos says is disappointing. The Smart School Discipline Law was passed in 2012 and requires that such agencies submit reports by August 1 each year detailing their interactions with students, whether those interactions consist of a police investigation, an arrest or a prosecution.

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Jeffco Teachers' Sickout Repeat, New Student Protests Over "Patriotism" Mandate and More?

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Student protest images courtesy of 7News. Additional photos and more below.
On Friday, opposition to new Jefferson County School Board proposals regarding teacher pay and history instruction focusing on "patriotism" exploded into action, with instructor sickouts leading to closures at two high schools, Standley Lake and Conifer, where students rallied to offer support. Now, amid warnings about a possible sickout repeat today, students from at least three Jeffco high schools are planning walkouts tomorrow, and a petition decrying American history censorship has gathered more than 8,000 signatures and counting. Photos, video and details below.

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