Denver teachers go on strike over pay dispute

DENVER (AP) — Denver teachers have gone on strike after failing to reach a deal with administrators on pay.

Teachers started the strike Monday.

The school district says schools will remain open during the strike and will be staffed by administrators and substitute teachers.

However, the district has canceled classes for 5,000 pre-school children because it doesn’t have the staff to take care of them.

It’s the latest action in a wave of teacher activism since last spring, when teachers walked off the job in West Virginia.