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Douglas County School District dives into remote education

On March 24, Ava Bray was excited to work on school assignments after the Douglas County School District's spring break ended — and even more excited to be doing so from Florida. The 7-year-old was … more

Online classes begin at Cherry Creek School District amid COVID-19 school closure

The head of Cherry Creek School District didn't mince words when he outlined the district's transition to online class, as schools across the Denver metro area remained closed due to concerns about … more

To make online learning work, Jefferson County teachers get creative

Every year at Arvada's Drake Middle School, students taking family and consumer science look forward to the cooking unit above all. So, when teacher Kristina Herrin learned that the unit would … more

Douglas County schools begin offering free lunch, breakfast

On the first day the Douglas County School District offered free meals to children during coronavirus-spurred school closures, Jen Peifer, manager of operations for the district's Nutrition Services … more

Littleton Public Schools to expand free meals for kids program

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, Littleton Public Schools will keep feeding hungry kids. The district will keep providing grab-and-go breakfasts for anyone under 18 at no charge for the foreseeable … more

Englewood schools adapt to life in limbo

Englewood Schools Director of Nutrition Services Katie Cossette called school cafeteria workers unsung heroes, whether they get recognized or not. Those heroes in Englewood Schools are the ones who … more

Here's what remote learning looks like in Jeffco

March 12, Jeffco Public Schools announced it would be closing all school buildings the following week, leaving district and school employees a matter of days to ensure that, by March 17, tens of … more

Littleton Public Schools scrambling to go online

March 12 was supposed to be the opening night of "Guys and Dolls" at Heritage High School. Lillian Fuglei, a junior, was on run crew — the black-clad kids who swap out props and sets between … more

Douglas County schools closed through April 17

Amid heightened efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Jared Polis on March 18 announced an executive order prohibiting all in-person learning in Colorado's public and private schools through … more

Colorado school testing canceled this year amid COVID-19 concern; AP testing moves online

On March 17, the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) released a statement saying end-of-the-year assessments including the Colorado Measures of Academic Success, or CMAS, “will be paused for … more

Littleton Public Schools closed until at least March 30

Littleton Public Schools will close for two weeks in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the district announced March 12. School was scheduled to be in session through the end of March 13, … more

Colleges, universities taking precautions

As with many institutions across the nation, Denver-area colleges and universities are taking precautions aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19. Here is a look at what schools are doing: … more

*UPDATE* Jeffco schools to no longer close March 19

UPDATE: After our print deadline, Jeffco Public Schools announced that due to the cancelation of the CEA's Day of Action March 19 rally, that the district would be holding school as normal on that day. Students will have class that day, and all before and after care programs and bus service will operate as usual. more

Frontier High in Elizabeth slated to close after school year

Students at Frontier High School in Elizabeth were informed that the school will likely be closing after the end of this school year. The announcement was made during school Feb. 19, and the 32 … more

Elizabeth police say threat that closed school likely not credible

Elizabeth High School was closed Feb. 21 in reaction to a threat made against the school. more

Douglas County awards school district $6.8 million for security

More than $6.8 million is on its way to the Douglas County School District to bolster student safety, while STEM School Highlands Ranch — the site of a fatal shooting last year — is set to … more

Governor touts preschool expansion during Littleton visit

Gov. Jared Polis and two state lawmakers visited Littleton's Village Preschool on Jan. 17, touting the benefits of a proposed preschool expansion on the heels of a full-day kindergarten program … more

Charter school closer to leaving Douglas County School District

A charter school seeking to leave the Douglas County School District in part to implement an armed-staff program will soon be under the state's oversight if contract negotiations now underway go to … more

STEM victims claim injury, wrongful death against school and district

Victims of the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting, including the parents of slain senior Kendrick Castillo, have begun the process of suing the school and the Douglas County School District for … more

Family files discrimination complaint against Douglas County School District

A Highlands Ranch family has confirmed it filed a discrimination complaint against the Douglas County School District with the Colorado Division of Civil Rights over the district's medical marijuana … more
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