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The Douglas County Board of Education has directed district staff to put together a comprehensive report looking at the impact of charter schools in the district because of community concerns about their effects on the district. The analysis is … more
The often-divided Douglas County School District community is rallying in favor of a common idea: raising taxes. "This is a first for me," said board of education President Meghann Silverthorn. … more
On a recent Friday, about 100 people gather in the cafeteria of Copper Mesa Elementary School about 7:30 a.m. The mix of individuals is made up of fathers — wearing either baseball caps and hoodies or slacks and dress shirts — and their … more
A former Littleton Public Schools teacher has been arrested on suspicion that he repeatedly sexually assaulted a student between 1996 and 1998. Michael Camelio, 70, was arrested at his home in Highlands Ranch by the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s … more
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
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