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North Star Academy Principal Kendra Hossfeld doesn’t allow students to take cellphones out of their backpacks at school, but she can’t keep the effects of technology and social media out of the hallways. Some children came to school feeling … more
In a school district in which the word “choice” has become something of a mantra, nearly one in five students attends a charter school. To some, that represents progress by expanding educational options for parents and students. To others, it … more
The Douglas County Board of Education has been divided in its desire to approve new charters quickly with the more recently elected board members David Ray, Anne-Marie Lemieux and Wendy Vogel more reluctant to vote in favor because of concerns about … more
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
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