08/16/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Grand Junction Petitions On Teaching Of Global Warming Dismissed By Local Board Of Education

School District 51 Board of Education members adopted a resolution Tuesday night dismissing two petitions given to the board at a May 25 meeting.

The petitions asked teachers not to teach man-made climate change and to abstain from partisanship in the classroom. The resolution states existing school board policy already says teachers should handle controversial issues by gathering facts that represent various viewpoints and show respect for all students' opinions, among other steps.

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