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Hundreds of thousands of dollars pouring into Douglas County School Board races

Candidates' campaigns in this year's races for Douglas County School Board have already raised more than double the amount of money received by hopefuls two years ago. But the $168,850 donated … more

Douglas County School Board votes to rescind voucher program

At a special meeting Dec. 4, more than a dozen parents, teachers and former educators took the stand and pleaded for the Douglas County Board of Education to end the controversial school voucher … more

A new opportunity for students at Lone Tree site

Quinn Hunchar doesn’t like being confined to a classroom. She prefers reading books and watching documentaries. “School is not my thing,” the 18-year-old said. “I felt like I was being shoved in a box.” When she told her parents she … more

Rock Canyon students leave their mark downtown

On a recent December afternoon, a handful of Rock Canyon High School students traveled to downtown Denver to transform a gray concrete wall into a colorful Colorado landscape. The students, along … more

Colorado students go head to head in Science Bowl

After a full day of competition in the state Science Bowl March 3, a team from Fort Collins High School was named the champion after outscoring Fairview High School in Boulder, in a rapid-fire final … more

Teaching students how to cope socially, emotionally

Eighth-grader Morgan Fritzler is working to improve her self-awareness. “Sometimes, I have anxiety and perfectionist issues and I expect myself to get everything on the first try,” Fritzler, 12, said. “It makes me feel frustrated.” But … more

National superintendent search in the works for school district

Following more than an hour of deliberation at a special meeting on Dec. 4, the Douglas County School Board voted 7-0 to hire a firm to conduct a national search for a permanent superintendent. “I … more

School board approves special education task force

At the Jan. 16 Douglas County School Board meeting, several parents and teachers wearing yellow clothing, prior to taking the stand to deliver a public comment, placed yellow roses on the desks of … more

District’s direction at stake in school board election

They come from different backgrounds and neighborhoods — and hold different educational philosophies — but parents from across Douglas County agree the upcoming schoolboard election could change the course of the school district “The … more

School board hears recommendations on financial literacy education

Personal financial literacy is an important skill for Douglas County students to develop, some school board members said at a Dec. 12 board of education meeting, where recommendations for how to … more

Forming healthy financial habits at Young Americans Center

Every great financial empire had to start with just a few dollars going into a bank account somewhere. Which means 14-year-old Katelyn Osborne, who lives in Denver, is ahead of the curve when it … more

New Douglas County school board 'leaves politics at the door'

The Douglas County school board may be getting four new members, but sitting member David Ray is excited about a camaraderie that he says already exists. “Whereas when we came on two years ago,” Ray said, “there was already — before we … more

School board outlines criteria for permanent superintendent

Using feedback from more than a dozen community meetings and an online survey, the Douglas County Board of Education has established the key characteristics it is looking for in a permanent … more

Students unplug, discover value of real face time

An initiative to ditch social media for a month that started with Littleton Public Schools students has gone viral, with thousands of youngsters around the country and the globe joining in the effort to get reacquainted with the world beyond their … more

STEM students get lessons in using internet safely

Simi Basu stood at the front of a colorful classroom at STEM School Highlands Ranch and asked a group of exuberant first-graders a series of questions. “What personal information should you not … more

Candidates touch on trust in latest Douglas County School Board forum

One word used often by Douglas County School Board candidates at the second community forum was “trust.” “Before we would consider any kind of tax increase, the first goal is to restore trust with the community,” Elevate Douglas County … more

Douglas County students leave class to advocate for school safety

In front of the main entrance to Highlands Ranch High School stood about 100 students. Some held up large posters with writing, others chanted, “We want change and we want it now,” and, “Show … more

Parent Academy in Douglas County starts Feb. 1

Douglas County parents are invited to a free workshop on social media and human trafficking Feb. 1 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Charles Schwab, 9800 Schwab Way, Lone Tree. Douglas County Sheriff’s Office … more

'HalloWilcox' is school district's treat for kids

About 900 elementary school students assembled at the Douglas County School District's administrative building on Oct. 31 for an unforgettable Halloween. Inside, ghosts, witches, superheroes, trolls and other creative characters replaced … more

School board candidates tackle issues at forum

Dozens of community members gathered in the Highlands Ranch High School auditorium on Sept. 26 to listen to seven of the eight Douglas County School Board candidates talk about their stances on issues guiding this year's election. Students from … more
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