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Class of 2020, Arapahoe County: Together, apart

Part of a series on the graduating class of 2020. more

Celebrating the class of 2020 from Lakewood High School

It wasn’t the ending to the senior year that they imagined at the beginning of the year, but Lakewood High School seniors got to say goodbye to their classmates and teachers. Students … more

Elbert County takes health rules into its own hands

The Elbert County Board of County Commissioners has voted unanimously to allow graduation ceremonies for Simla, Kiowa and Elizabeth high schools, and to allow houses of worship to resume in-person … more

Osteopathic foundation recognizes students from Parker's Rocky Vista

Four student doctors and one graduate of Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Parker were recognized with scholarships and an award by the Denver Osteopathic Foundation. Every … more

Douglas County school district providing huge number of free meals

When the Douglas County School District launched its free lunch and breakfast program amid the COVID-19 pandemic, staff did not know how much interest to expect from the community. Several weeks … more

EHS senior awarded Boettcher Scholarship

More than 1,400 high school seniors in Colorado apply for the prestigious Boettcher Scholarship each year. Only 42 are awarded. Elizabeth High School senior Colton Arciniaga was one of the 42 to … more

School-level cuts, furlough days included in Jeffco Public Schools budget suggestions

Jeffco Public Schools leaders are continuing to build the 2020-2021 academic year budget, and while the state has yet to give a final number on the cuts JPS is looking at, school board members did … more

Denver schools hit by steep COVID-19 costs

With Colorado school buildings closed, and students learning remotely from home, it might seem that districts are saving money. But that’s not necessarily the case. Denver Public Schools officials … more

'Plans but also hope' for high school traditions

When Kayla Schilffarth was in elementary and middle school, peers bullied her. At school dances, children made fun of her for not having a date, she said. No one would dance with her. “Those were … more

Polis 'optimistic' but not certain about schools re-opening in August

Gov. Jared Polis said he expects in-person classes to resume at the state's schools in the fall, but acknowledged that it isn't certain. more

Denver Public Schools keeps students fed during remote learning

Though students aren't physically going to school right now, Denver Public Schools' yellow buses can still be seen serving young people around town. But the buses aren't filled with kids — they're … more

Together in isolation: How Littleton Public Schools is teaching under quarantine

A line of cars stretched around the block, as Littleton Public Schools staff and volunteers distributed laptops to families outside district headquarters near downtown Littleton. At the front of the … more

Cherry Creek 3D prints pieces for medical masks

The Cherry Creek School District is 3D-printing pieces for hundreds of personal protective masks, a key component for medical personnel in the fight against COVID-19, according to a news release from … more

ACC gets creative as diverse courses go online

As Arapahoe Community College works to move diverse course offerings online amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the transition is easier for some than others. The Littleton-based community college, which … more

Teachers create face shields on 3D printers

Douglas County teachers are stepping up to help health-care providers facing a shortage of protective gear by using high-tech tools to create needed products. Career and Technical Education … more

Denver metro area school districts close for the school year

As Colorado braces for the COVID-19 peak to hit, 14 Denver metro area school districts jointly announced they will remain closed to in-person learning for the remainder of the school year. … more

Douglas County School District closes campuses for remainder of school year

More than a dozen Denver metro area school districts, including the Douglas County School District, jointly announced April 3 they will remain closed to in-person learning for the remainder of the … more

In-person learning will not resume this school year in Jeffco

After previously suspending in-person learning through April 30, Jeffco Public Schools sent out an April 3 letter announcing that school buildings will remain closed for the rest of the school year. … more

Colorado extends statewide school closure through April 30

Gov. Jared Polis extended Colorado's statewide school closure through April 30, lining up with federal social distancing guidelines that the White House extended to the end of the month. Polis' … more

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
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