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Two Jeffco schools closed Friday, Sept. 19 due to a large volume of teacher absences. Rumors of the 'sick-day' festered among those at the Sept. 18 board meeting, following the receipt of a … more
Ornate totem poles, jutting skyward 20 feet in air, once marked the turnoffs from the field at the corner of Baptist Road. Tourists, from all over the nation (and in fact the world) would stop to … more
As school starts, lawmakers are touting an education law passed this year that many believe will help students achieve greater success. Earlier this year, the Legislature passed a pair of school funding measures that Gov. John Hickenlooper later … more
Foothills Elementary staff, community members, school district officials and supporters gathered on Aug. 15 to break ground on the Field of Dreams project. more
A lawsuit alleges that a mechanism that has been used by the state to slash education funding by about $1 billion is unconstitutional — the latest development in an ongoing battle over how K-12 dollars are … more
The parents of a sexual assault victim filed a lawsuit June 16 against the Douglas County School District, former Rocky Heights Middle School principal Patricia Dierberger and former RHMS assistant principal James McMurphy. more
This summer Adams County School District 50 is offering free breakfast and lunch to children ages 1-18 who live in and outside the district. The summer food program began June 2 and will run until Aug. 8 at three locations: Westminster High … more
School's out for the summer, but the hard work is just getting started. “This is going to make Littleton's learning environment better for kids, a warmer place,” said Littleton Public Schools Superintendent Scott Murphy, speaking literally … more
Legend High School principal Corey Wise has mixed emotions about leaving the building he opened and helped mold into one of the area's most respected high schools. Recently promoted to a district-level position as director of high schools, Wise … more
With senior classes at most Douglas County High Schools numbering in the 400-plus range, the individual attention granted to most students during graduation is limited to a handshake. Not so for Zander Kayyali. Not only did all the members of … more
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