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In late 1996, Terry Croy Lewis and a small group of parents decided they wanted a different choice for their children’s education. They wanted a Core Knowledge concept that would provide a clear channel marker for student progress and a uniform … more
The word of the day was “power” as young women from local middle and high schools converged to celebrate the impact unified and empowered women have on the world. “You are totally in control of who you are and what you can do,” said Missy … more
Six students from high schools in Highlands Ranch have been selected to participate in the 66th annual Colorado All-State Band, presented by the University of Northern Colorado School of Music, the Colorado Music Educators Association and the … more
The recent confirmation as U.S. secretary of education of billionaire Betsy DeVos, a charter and school choice advocate, and President Donald Trump’s support for school choice during his Feb. 28 speech before Congress have spotlighted attention on … more
A Littleton Eagle Scout became the first in the Denver area to be awarded a prestigious scouting medal on March 6. Cole Hancock, a Heritage High School senior, received the William T. Hornaday Silver Medal, named for the renowned conservationist … more
Katherine Dorman is a science teacher and track and cross country coach at Ponderosa High School in Parker. She has worked in the Douglas County School District for 33 years. And she has watched how the rise of charters have affected local … more
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
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