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Sexting poses legal, psychological risks for teens

When Douglas County Deputy Jay Martin first started teaching about relationships, digital safety and substance abuse prevention, maybe one high school student in each of his classes would raise his … more

Schools test out cellphone, technology bans

Last year, after seeing students exchanging hurtful messages online, Kendra Hossfeld, principal of North Star Academy in Parker, challenged her eighth-graders to a “detox week” free of device … more

‘Survive today and have an amazing future’

As students trickle into Bas Wolf’s classroom at Highlands Ranch High School, he greets each one by name, asks how they are. Sometimes, a hug accompanies the greeting. “Star Wars” posters, … more

How to help kids manage the digital world

The answer isn’t simple, but educators and mental health professionals agree that steps can be taken to combat the adverse affects of social media use. Setting screen time limits, along with … more

'Sick-out' closes two high schools

An empty parking lot symbolizes more than a school closure. Late Thursday evening, Standley Lake and Conifer high schools canceled classes for Friday, Sept. 19, following a … more

Jeffco school board legal costs may rise

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

Douglas County School Board member resigns

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

Culinary arts classes set to begin

Sarah Davis keeps busy receiving and inventorying supplies and equipment as she prepares to teach the new culinary arts classes that begin later this month at Englewood High School. “This is a partial rollout of our program,” Davis said. … more

Demolition days at high school

The powerful engine roared to life Dec. 23 as the excavator began knocking down the walls of the Englewood High School building at 3800 S. Logan St. Crashing walls and roof areas announced the visible start of phase 2 of creation of a seventh- … more

Year of new beginnings, old battles

Presented here are the Lakewood Sentinel’s top 10 stories of 2013. W Rail Line opens After years of work and waiting, the W Rail Line began running through Denver, Lakewood and Golden on April 26. RTD estimated that there were 35,000 … more

Top stories of the year

It has been a year of change for Golden with well-respected community leaders stepping down to new faces on city council next year. There was a lot to report on this year but here is a list of some of the top 10 stories listed in no particular … more

Tides turning in Jefferson County

Elections, budget constraints and developments pretty much sums up the year for Jefferson County. Here is a list of the Top 5 stories of the year that made a huge impact on the county: School board tide turns The Jefferson County school board … more

Top five stories of the year

A missing woman turns up dead. The city welcomes a new mayor. And, oh those 38th Avenue road diet blues. These are just a few of the biggest stories that came out of Wheat Ridge in 2013: ‘Annie’ Meyer murdered; killer convicted LeAnne … more

School district to appeal judge’s finding

The Douglas County School District will appeal a judge's ruling that it violated the Colorado Fair Campaign Practices Act and attempted to influence the outcome of the recent school board election. more

Kerr named Senate Education Committee chair

Sen. Andy Kerr was named as chair of the Senate Education Committee on Dec. 16, taking over from Evie Hudak, who resigned in November. “I’m very honored to have been chosen for this position,” Kerr said. “I think it’s very appropriate … more

Library dropping fines on some kids' books

In a move aimed at deepening a childhood love of reading, Douglas County Libraries plans to stop charging overdue fines on many children's books. The new policy applies to illustrated juvenile books and takes effect Jan. 17. more

Field of Dreams coming true

“If you build it, they will come.” That is what Foothills Elementary, 13165 W. Ohio Ave., is hoping will be the case with it’s new Field of Dreams project, which just received a grant from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO). The field was … more

Eating Healthy in College

If you are heading off to college you may want to make a copy of these nutrition tips to keep in your planner. Listed are ideas for eating healthy in the cafeteria and in your dorm room. These bullet … more

Science, creativity a good fit in Littleton Public Schools

As Littleton High School Principal Amy Oaks ramps up her efforts to get kids interested in the sciences, at least one retired engineer is cheering her on. "We, as a country, are at high risk of … more

Judge rules school district violated campaign act with report

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
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