State-wide Materials (political activism, false facts, critical race theory, etc)

Colorado

What’s ‘No Place For Hate’ actually teaching Colorado kids?

A program called “No Place For Hate” (NPFH) implemented in more than 70 K-12 Colorado schools. Parents and our community should be aware of causes for concern—reasons to question whether this program is accomplishing what we think it is. The concerns begin with the program’s requirements. At least 75 percent of students must sign a “pledge” for a school to get the NPFH designation. We’re told it’s voluntary, but some …

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District-level Materials

Durango School District 9-R

School Board Passes Equity Resolution

During the time period in which students were not in the classroom, and there were no "in-person" School Board meetings, the Durango School Board passed the attached Equity Resolution. We are actively recruiting 4 candidates for the upcoming school board elections in November.

Jefferson County School District R-1

Racial Equity Resources

CRT Booklists, podcasts, and other resources. The 1619 Project and How To Be An Antiracist - by Ibram X. Kendi. Reflect on these discussion questions in an effort to reshape the conversation about racial justice in America, and liberate new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other.

Douglas County School District RE-1

What is the DCSD Educational Equity Policy?

What is the DCSD Educational Equity Policy? Recently, the DCSD Board of Education approved DCSD Policy ADB - Educational Equity. Since then, we have received questions about the policy. The purpose of the Educational Equity Policy is to show DCSD’s continued commitment to ensuring that every DCSD student and staff member has access to equitable and rigorous educational opportunities. The policy also reaffirms DCSD’s commitment to providing an inclusive culture …

Denver County School District 1

'Equity Bootcamp' Finds White Supremacy in Gifted and Talented Programs

Denver Public Schools sponsors a teacher and staff ‘Equity Bootcamp’ training program. At the last public ally available session (link included, start at 47 minutes), Robin Greene, Director of Gifted and Talented for DPS, instructed Bootcamp participants on the need to dismantle white supremacy in GT programming. This mission, along with explicit support for BLM, is featured on the DPS GT website.

Cherry Creek School District 5

Superintendent recommends reading like 'THE THIRD LITTLE PIG: A LESSON ON WEALTH REDISTRIBUTION'

Cherry Creek superintendent writes to parents: "We feel a sense of urgency to speak and to act. Black lives depend on it. Black lives matter." He recommends resources including "Raising Race Conscious Children," which has lessons like this: THE THIRD LITTLE PIG: A LESSON ON WEALTH REDISTRIBUTION April 19, 2016 · by Raising Race Conscious Children · in Babies, Class, Early Childhood, Elementary School, Sachi Feris, STRATEGY: CHALLENGE STEREOTYPES, STRATEGY: …

Jefferson County School District R-1

CRT & 1619 in Jeffco public school

Jeffco website makes it clear that they will be teaching our elementary school children CRT. I find no talk about when this was decided and it’s terrible for our children. “The following resources were gathered to support families and community members in understanding racism, talking about racism, and helping people who are impacted by racism. The first item in each section labeled "101" or with the family-friendly icon provides an …

Boulder Valley School District RE-2

Required reading about black lesbians

"Colorado has multiple statutes and standards that support the inclusion of a text like The Stars and the Blackness Between Them in the curriculum. Most recently, the passage of HB19-1192 in May 2019 mandates that public schools teach the history, culture, and social contributions of American Indians, Latinos, African Americans, and Asian Americans; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals within these minority groups; the intersectionality of significant social and cultural …

Denver County School District 1

Denver schools director: 'All Republicans are racist'

Tay Anderson is an elected director of Denver schools.

Boulder Valley School District RE-2

First Grade Gender Pronouns

"I observed a video clip from a first grade Language Arts lesson. Here is a screenshot with the teacher's comments transcribed. This is an example of the subtle programming that goes on in the classrooms here on a regular basis."