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LPS Superintendent Brian Ewert to retire next summer

A 36-year veteran of public schools, Ewert has served as LPS' leader since April 2015 and has shepherded the district through a slew of crises including funding challenges, declining enrollment rates and threats of violence spurred by COVID policies.  more

Littleton Public Schools breaks ground on new elementary building

District leaders for Littleton Public Schools broke ground May 9 on a new elementary school that will replace Ralph Moody Elementary and open its doors fall 2023.  more

Two new schools online for 27J 

Growth in the 27J School District means more schools – two, as a matter of fact.  One is in the Willow Bend section of Thornton, near East 146th Avenue and Holly Street.  27J … more

Douglas County School Board director discusses complaints filed against him

Douglas County School Board Director David Ray says he has addressed a complaint filed against him with the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies regarding his past use of certain mental health professional titles after his licenses expired. more

A second Littleton Public Schools therapy dog joins the force

Zeke, a 5-month-old black lab, will be joining Littleton Public Schools as a therapy dog after being sworn in by Arapahoe County Sheriff Tyler Brown April 19.  more

Former DCSD chief Corey Wise defends his short-lived superintendency

When Corey Wise, the ousted superintendent of Douglas County Schools, received a text asking for a coffee shop meeting among him and the school board president and vice president, he thought the request seemed odd. more

Douglas County Schools financial chief leaving cabinet position

Kate Kotaska, the chief financial officer for Douglas County Schools, will be leaving her post in June, just shy of two years with the district's cabinet. more

Lacrosse: Highlands Ranch gets past Prairie View

Highlands Ranch picked up its first win of the lacrosse season March 31, a 13-9 decision at Prairie View High School. No stats were available for the Falcons. Julian Orozco scored four times for … more

Englewood schools to spend $24,000 in grant money on mental health promotion

The Englewood School District will invest $24,000 in grant funds into mental health iniatives after recieving money through Kaiser Permanente's Thriving Shcools program. The money is part of … more

Littleton Public Schools staffer took the food-insecurity fight to Congress

Jessica Gould, who also serves as chair of the Public Policy & Legislative Committee for the School Nutrition Association or SNA, joined a team of advocates in Washington, D.C. recently to urge lawmakers to keep school funding in its latest spending package. more

Douglas County Schools approves new teacher compensation system

In what one director described as “a historic moment,” the Douglas County School board approved a long-awaited new compensation system for licensed employees in hopes of boosting teacher … more

Protection order issued against man who allegedly threatened death to Littleton superintendent

A Thornton man accused of making a death threat to the superintendent of Littleton Public Schools was issued a protection order by Littleton Judge Ethan Feldman during a court appearance Feb. 23. more

Future of MLO, bond measures uncertain amid DCSD controversies, committee chair says

At their first public meeting following the firing of former Superintendent Corey Wise, members of the Douglas County School Board were given a warning: One of the few issues uniting them could be in … more

Fort Lupton HS scoreboard May 20

Baseball Valley beat Fort Lupton 19-2 in Fort Lupton May 16. Daniel Rodriguez had two hits for FLHS. Donovan Birmingham had an RBI, and Manny Sandoval had a base hit and an RBI. Caleb Caciari had … more

Former 27J employee accused of sexual assault

All of 27J Schools are very sad and angered by the alleged inappropriate relationship of a former employee with a student. Based on the charges brought against the defendant, we find this situation … more

How death threats over a vaccine clinic hosted by Littleton Public Schools led to days of anxiety, urgency for the district

New details about death threats sent to the Littleton Public Schools superintendent and board following controversy over a district-hosted vaccine clinic convey days of anxiety, uncertainty and urgency for the district. more

Why don't providers ask for ID when giving a COVID vaccine? A health and social policy researcher weighs in

On Jan. 25, Littleton Public Schools made the decision to end hosting COVID-19 vaccine clinics after two minors lied to clinic staff to see if they could get approved for a shot without parental consent. more

LPS superintendent says he got death threats over vaccine controversy

Littleton Public Schools Superintendent Brian Ewert said he received death threats and other harassing emails after two videos surfaced on a right-wing Twitter account showing minors unaccompanied by … more

Englewood graduation rates appear low, but the data tells many stories

A recent report from the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) shows a large dip in the graduation rate for Englewood’s high schools, which was 54% for the 2020-201 school year, down from 69.3% … more
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