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The University of Colorado has announced an expansion plan that will transform The Wildlife Experience and higher education in Douglas County. More than 7,400 square feet of exhibit space on the second floor of The Wildlife Experience, an … more
Douglas County School Board Member Justin Williams stepped down from his post Jan. 6, saying he wants to spend more time with his family. "I have served on the board for over six years and have … more
A contentious House floor debate preceded the Feb. 13 passage of a bill that aims to shine a light on school board members' private discussions. House Bill 1110 would expand current law that … more
A Denver judge ruled the Douglas County School District violated the Colorado Fair Campaign Practices Act when it sent a district-financed report to 85,000 parents and community members less than two … more
Jeffco Schools Board of Education's recent hiring of a Colorado Springs attorney Brad A. Miller, could cost the district an additional $90,000 this year. Hired by a 3-2 vote (Ken Witt, Julie … more
A Republican-sponsored effort to delay implementation of controversial new standardized school testing mandates failed in a legislative committee on Feb. 13. The federal Common Core State … more
More Colorado school children would be eligible for free lunch at school, under a bill that passed a House committee on Feb. 10. Right now, kids who qualify for the state's reduced lunch program … more
It only took until the first full meeting of the new Jefferson County School Board for fears to be renewed about changes the new board will make. New board president Ken Witt, John Newkirk and Julie Williams outvoted Lesley Dahlkemper and Jill … more
Contrary to a late-December news release, Douglas County School Board President Kevin Larsen said the board hasn't decided if it will appeal a recent court ruling against the district. Critics of the … more
Douglas County School District's security plan constantly changes. In the wake of the Arapahoe High School tragedy, district leaders said they are making further adjustments to a system they already believe is sound, but never will be … more
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