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Douglas County School District faces 'arduous journey' toward racial equity

In the predominantly white Douglas County School District, some African-American students have reported racial slurs repeatedly scrawled in bathroom stalls, a cavalier use of the N-word by their … more

A high-tech tour of Jeffco’s DeAngelis Center

The alarm is jarring. It sounds like a high-pitched metallic banging put through an electronic synthesizer. It jangles your nerves and causes an almost physical reaction with every pulse. The voices … more

Douglas County School District to launch hybrid learning

The Douglas County School District will launch hybrid learning this coming Monday, Feb. 8, for middle and high school students who have been learning remotely so far this semester. During the Feb. … more

Kindest regards from Marshdale

Marshdale Elementary students are learning that it feels as good to be kind as it does to receive kindness. That was the goal of school psychologist Amy Temple, who has put an emphasis on kindness … more

Douglas County School District superintendent urges speedier vaccine timeline

Douglas County School District interim Superintendent Corey Wise is urging a speedier timeline for vaccinating workers in education, but stopped short of saying whether the state's recent pause on … more

Douglas County School District eyes return to hybrid learning this month

The Douglas County School District is still aiming to return its middle and high school students to hybrid learning in January. The tentative plan outlined during a Jan. 5 school board meeting would … more

Teachers must wait for COVID-19 vaccine in Colorado as others given priority

Teachers and other school staff must wait for COVID vaccinations until after first responders and people 70 and older are vaccinated, state officials told local public health agencies Jan. 5. The … more

Douglas County leaders talk mental health support for students

Douglas County School District parents are stressing the effect of remote education and COVID-19's turmoil on their children's mental health. At a Dec. 10 school board meeting, one woman became … more

With expanded testing, Denver metro school districts hope for January return

Testing for quarantined students, some preemptive testing in schools and modified quarantine requirements are expected to be the ticket to more consistent in-person classes for several school … more

Jeffco school board appoints Rick Rush to vacant seat

Rick Rush was appointed to fill the open seat on the Jeffco Board of Education by active board members in a meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 8. He was sworn in by Judge Jeffrey Pilkington during a … more

Cherry Creek School District will stay online-only to end of semester

Citing “minimal reporting” of student COVID-19 cases and a continued high rate of new cases in Arapahoe County and across Colorado, Cherry Creek School District announced that online, or remote, … more

School of Mines taking all classes, exams virtual after Thanksgiving break

There will be no need for Colorado School of Mines students who headed home before Thanksgiving to return to campus until after the school’s winter break. In a letter sent to students and staff on … more

Douglas County School District decides to go fully remote after Thanksgiving

With COVID-19 cases mounting, the Douglas County School District has decided to switch entirely to remote learning after Thanksgiving break, according to a letter sent by the district to families and … more

Littleton Public Schools switches to remote learning in face of climbing COVID numbers

Littleton Public Schools will switch to all-remote learning beginning Nov. 17 and running through the rest of the fall semester in the face of climbing COVID-19 numbers, according to an announcement … more

Douglas County School District likely to move to remote-only learning after Thanksgiving

As COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Douglas County, schools will likely move to remote learning after returning from Thanksgiving break, following an informal decision from the school board Nov. … more

Two Douglas County schools switch to remote learning amid COVID-19 surges

Two county high schools will make the switch to remote learning until the end of the month after a surge in COVID-19 cases and quarantines caused staffing shortages, according to letters sent to … more

SROs and Douglas County schools: What do they cost and how many are there?

Costs to fund a school resource officer are typically split between the law enforcement agencies providing them and the organizations receiving services. The Douglas County School District, the … more

Experts weigh benefits of school resource officers

Leaders in school safety and law enforcement agree that school resource officers offer more than security. They provide education about issues like cyberbullying and dating violence and engrain … more

Parents, community members seek school security solutions

David Ray, president of the Douglas County Board of Education, opened a May 14 school board meeting with a moment of silence for Kendrick Castillo, who was killed in the May 7 school shooting at STEM … more

'While we may not be invincible ... we are STEM strong'

Standing tall in their royal blue gowns, STEM School Highlands Ranch graduates ignored the dark skies, light rain and dropping temperatures May 20 … more
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