By Craig Masters
Forty-five elementary, middle and high schools across Colorado have been recognized by the Anti-Defamation League for successfully completing the 2011-2012 school year program titled, “No Place for Hate.”
This May marked the sixth year of the program here in Colorado and three local districts accounted for 21 of the 45 total Colorado schools completing the program. Beleaguered district 6 can at least be proud of the students in 4 schools that completed the program which stresses tolerance and offers anti-bullying instruction tuned to students from kindergarten through high school. Nearby Thompson district R2-J had 10 schools and Boulder Valley had 7 schools receiving awards this year.
The ADL was founded in 1913 to fight prejudice against Jews around the world. Today, the League works to protect the civil rights of all people while maintaining a strong network of information sources to watch for signs of threats born in hate and prejudice. The league plays an important role in monitoring terrorists in the Middle East as well as here in the United States.
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