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In an attempt to stay competitive with other school districts for new hires, the Douglas County Board of Education voted to raise the starting pay for teachers. more
Students enter the classroom to the strains of music, toned-down versions of The Beatles and Jim Croce playing softly to begin the day. One song repeats, a signal for the students to gather on the carpet in the center of the room. Teacher Patrick … more
STEM School and Academy 10th-graders are incorporating technology into what used to be book-driven subjects. On a recent day in Owen Cegielski’s history class, students took turns wearing a black virtual reality headset. With the headset on, … more
Two Douglas County schools were recognized out of more than 1,800 teams across the country as finalists in the Verizon Innovative Learning app challenge, a nationwide contest challenging students to design a mobile app concept that will improve … more
Facing rising costs and stagnant funding, the Douglas County School District community is searching for solutions. To some, this means a mill levy or bond measure will need to be placed on the ballot — something that has not been popular in the … more
The Douglas County Board of Education voted Feb. 7 to support a pair of bills now being considered in the state Legislature that would allow people, including teachers, with a concealed carry permit to carry a handgun on campuses. By a 4-3 vote, … more
A virtual reality simulator showed Rock Canyon High School students how dangerous it is to use a phone while driving. The experience was part of the AT&T It Can Wait campaign, which encourages drivers to keep their eyes on the road and not on their … more
The Douglas County School District is entering into a partnership that would make school athletic trainers employees of Panorama Orthopedics. The change has been met with mixed feelings by the employees it will impact. Chris Mathewson is the … more
Concerns about changes to budgets in the Douglas County School District have prompted the organization of a community forum. The town hall forum organized by parents and community members will be at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Southridge Recreation … more
In Kelly Thatcher’s kindergarten class, students as young as 5 years old sit at desks and on the floor holding small tablet devices. They fidget with the touch screens and watch as small, clear balls light up and skim across the classroom … more
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