Jenny Brundin

3:05 am
Fri October 3, 2014

After Protests Over History Curriculum, School Board Tries To Compromise

Students line a busy intersection and overpass in the Denver suburb of Littleton, Colo., on Sept. 25, protesting a Jefferson County School Board proposal to emphasize patriotism and downplay civil unrest in the teaching of U.S. history.
Brennan Linsley AP

Originally published on Fri October 3, 2014 1:56 pm

Hundreds of Colorado high school students have walked out of class in the past two weeks to protest proposed changes to the Advanced Placement history curriculum.

The firestorm of protest was sparked by a resolution in August from Jefferson County school board member Julie Williams. When she heard that conservatives across the country were upset about the new AP history curriculum, she proposed a committee to review the district's courses.

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2:58 am
Sun April 14, 2013

Jazz In The Cafeteria: Kids Learn To Listen While They Chomp

Saxophonist Harold Rapp plays during lunchtime at Alice Terry Elementary School in Sheridan, Colo.
Jenny Brundin for NPR

Originally published on Sun April 14, 2013 4:44 pm

School lunch is often synonymous with loud noise. Studies have shown the decibel level in some cafeterias is as high as a lawn mower.

Every so often, though, students at Alice Terry Elementary School, southwest of Denver, are asked not to make any noise.

When the music teacher told students here they'd occasionally have a "silent" lunch break, this was kindergartner Alyssa Norquette's reaction: "Why do we need a silent lunch? Is it because we're too loud or something?"

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KUNM Local
12:13 pm
Wed March 30, 2011

AZ Regulators Differ on Role of Nuclear Power

Phoenix, AZ – The operator of the country's largest nuclear plant gave assurances Tuesday that problems facing a plant in Japan would not be problems in Arizona. Meanwhile, state utility regulators differ on the role of nuclear power in Arizona's future.

From the Fronteras Changing America Desk, Mark Brodie reports from Phoenix.


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KUNM Local
10:49 am
Tue March 29, 2011

Utah Considers Controversial Immigration Policy

Salt Lake City, Utah – Faced with still growing populations of illegal immigrants, and an absence of federal action on immigration, many states are trying to adopt Arizona-style enforcement laws. But one conservative Western state right next to Arizona is taking a different approach.

For the Fronteras Changing America Desk, Jenny Brundin reports from KUER in Salt Lake City.


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