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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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Teacher and overall staff turnover in the Douglas County School District rose from 2012-13 to 2013-14, putting it at a level similar to the state as a whole. DCSD teacher turnover is up about 4 percentage points, from 13.26 percent in 2012-13 to … more
A Colorado Department of Education audit of Ponderosa High School's schedule has resulted in longer class times and a shorter lunch period for the 2014-15 academic year. State officials are providing limited information about the audit of the … 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
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
Students at two Douglas County high schools demonstrated their academic prowess on a global level. Highlands Ranch and Ponderosa’s test scores in the Programme for International Student Assessment were higher than national and international … 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
Karl Pierson set the date for his murderous rampage at Arapahoe High School eight weeks prior to carrying it out on Dec. 13, 2013. "It is a day of gore, filled with murder, suicide," he wrote on … more
Much will be on the line when ballots are counted across the state next week, but one county in particular – and voters' reaction to controversies involving the school board there – could … more
High school seniors throughout Colorado refused to participate Nov. 5 and 6 in a state-mandated test. Many school leaders, parents and students hope the expected low participation rate sends a clear message about what they believe is excessive … more
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