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I'm writing in response to an open letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan that was published two weeks ago and written by Cristin Patterson, aka, the "spokesperson for Douglas County Parents." more
It's hard to believe that fall break for the Douglas County School District is just around the corner. After dozens of school visits, forums with parents, and meetings with staff members, I believe this year is shaping up to be the best year ever in DCSD. more
I just received an email from Douglas County School District Superintendent Elizabeth Fagen in regard to the READ Act and the Innovation Waiver Resolution that the board of education passed last week, indicating that "DCSD has been working to find a way to support schools who would like to return to quality accountability systems for their students," meaning a way out of certain standardized tests. more
For the past few years we've seen environmental activists take a greater role within Colorado communities and impose ideologically extreme agendas onto local residents. Fear mongering and distorting the facts are their specialty, and many locals don't see what's happening until it is too late. more
Several things have hurt Coloradans the past couple years, one being that 250,000 people had their medical insurance policies cancelled a year ago. As reported by the Huffington Post, some of these policies were cancelled because they did not comply with Obamacare, even though people liked them and were willing to pay for them. more
It is quite obvious that our aging schools need work. It is no different than homeowners needing to do repairs to their homes such as replacing a water heater, a furnace or air conditioner, etc. to … more
You can have a direct impact on your neighbors' quality of life. Since I began writing this column over two years ago, I have received hundreds of emails. Some columns have fathered a few, some … more
In the "Union numbers declining" article that ran in the Aug. 7 print editions, once again Douglas County School Board vice president Doug Benevento shows his caustic side - as he always does. more
Coloradans recently were shocked to hear Gov. John Hickenlooper apologize to 55 elected county sheriffs for not vetoing the 2013 legislation that outlawed gun magazines that hold over 15 rounds. Our … more
In Jefferson County, all roads lead to the “Taj Mahal” — otherwise known as the Jefferson County Government Admistration Building — and the three county commissioners who officiate there. This election, two of those seats could be in … more
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