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Colorado teachers to rally at Capitol for school funding

By: The Associated Press
April 16, 2018 Updated: April 16, 2018 at 12:28 pm
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Teachers gathered Monday for a rally at the Colorado Capitol in Denver. (Joey Bunch, Colorado Politics)

DENVER — Teachers in Colorado are joining those from other states in asking for more money for schools.

They plan to gather at the Capitol to lobby lawmakers on Monday and rally on the West Steps at 4:30 p.m.

Classes have been cancelled in one suburban Denver school district because so many of its teachers plan to attend the demonstration. Englewood Schools Superintendent Wendy Rubin says that over 70 percent of the district's teachers are expected to be absent.

The rally is organized by the Colorado Education Association, the state's largest teacher's union. Besides more funding for schools, it's opposing proposed changes to the pension system for teachers and other public employees.

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This story has been corrected with lobbying starting at 10 a.m., rally at 4:30 p.m.

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