Caitlin MacNeal

Caitlin MacNeal is a News Writer based in Washington, D.C. Before joining TPM, Caitlin interned and wrote for the Huffington Post, the Sunlight Foundation and Slate. She is a graduate of Georgetown University.

Articles by Caitlin

Jefferson County, Colo., closed two high schools for the second time in the past two weeks as teachers and students continue to protest major school board changes.

After 81 percent and of teachers at Golden High School and 70 percent at Jefferson High School called in sick on Monday, the county was forced to close both schools, according to CBS Denver. The county was forced to close two other schools on Sept. 19 due to similar protests.

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The College Board on Friday expressed support for the Colorado high school students protesting proposed county school board changes to the AP U.S. History course curriculum.

"The College Board's Advanced Placement Program® supports the actions taken by students in Jefferson County, Colorado to protest a school board member's request to censor aspects of the AP U.S. History course," the company said in a statement.

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Obama Prepares For DHS Shutdown

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama convened a meeting with key administration officials on Friday…