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Parents and students at Buffalo Ridge Elementary are devastated by the departure of a popular teacher who recently resigned. Fourth-grade teacher Mike Mizones cited an environment that "compromises … more
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A public gathering of five Colorado school board presidents sparked concern among some in Jefferson County who are uneasy about the direction their current school board may be heading. The Jan. 8 meeting at Jose O'Shea's restaurant in Lakewood … more
The Douglas County School District repeatedly cites Harvard education expert Tony Wagner's work with the district on what it refers to as “the most rigorous transformation plan in American public education,” but Wagner doesn't support much of … more
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Some south metro-area residents are lending their faces and voices to the fracking debate, appearing on pro-fracking fliers published by Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development. CRED, a nonprofit formed in August 2013 by publicly traded … more
Year after year, members of the Douglas County School District's Long Range Planning Committee have come to the school board with a bleak message: The district's buildings are deteriorating with time, and the punch list of needed work is growing … more
Capping months of building conflict and less than a week after an initial tense parent meeting with Douglas County School District administrators, Buffalo Ridge Elementary Principal Sarah McAfee … more
Colorado's two Democratic senators split votes on a failed effort in the U.S. Senate on Nov. 18 to move forward with construction of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline. Sixty votes were needed to pass the bill in order to prevent a … more
The Douglas County School Board walks a fine line between listening to its constituents and carrying out the ideals on which its members were elected, board president Kevin Larsen said. “Whether you’re at the national, state or local level, … more
Two Douglas County School Board members have expressed public concern about the new Advanced Placement U.S. History course that sparked a firestorm in Jefferson County. Jim Geddes and Judi Reynolds said their interest is not about promoting or … more
The Douglas County School District says the Colorado Department of Education's statistics don't accurately reflect local teacher turnover. Among the differences: The state measures a different time period than the district, includes charter … more
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