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'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

New school construction speeds ahead

Construction crews recently topped off the superstructure of the town of Elbert’s new $20.6 million school and the project remains on track to welcome students in the fall of 2014. “It’s really going up quickly,” said Bev McGuire, the … 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

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

Douglas County commissioners hear school safety recommendations

Numerous key questions remained unanswered following a July 16 meeting in which Douglas County commissioners heard formal recommendations for how to spend $10 million toward school safety, although … more

Teachers union VP promoted to top spot

New Douglas County Federation president Courtney Smith takes the reins at arguably the most difficult time in the union's history. The DCF, which represents both teachers and other Douglas County … more

Multiple students injured, one killed in shooting at STEM School in Highlands Ranch

Eight students were wounded and one was killed in a shooting at STEM High School in Highlands Ranch on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. The two suspects were in custody. more

Douglas County commissioners: Schools can apply for portion of $10 million to enhance safety

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners has confirmed it will allow local schools to suggest how to spend funds the board pledged for school safety through an application process, but the … more

Internship benefits business, high school students

Kendrick Castillo spends four hours a day, four days a week in a large warehouse, where he maneuvers tiny wires, assembles metal and plastic parts and does programming on a computer. Young for an intern, the 16-year-old is learning all facets of a … more

Group calls for firing of Arapahoe High principal, but district officials offer support for Pramenko

An anonymous group is calling for the firing of Arapahoe High School Principal Natalie Pramenko amid what it calls a destructive culture at the school. Calling itself the Arapahoe High School … 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

Collaboration Campus in Castle Rock gets new name, hefty donation

Arapahoe Community College's Collaboration Campus project has a new name, and one that came with a hefty and historical donation. ACC has received $10 million from the Sturm Family Foundation, which … more

Jeffco school district considering tearing down old Columbine High School

Dear Jeffco Public Schools parents, staff, students, and community members, On April 20, 1999, the Jeffco community was rocked by the then unimaginable school shooting which took the lives of … more

STEM School's contract renewed for five years

STEM School Highlands Ranch's contract was renewed for five years, contingent upon multiple conditions, at a special Douglas County School District Board of Education meeting June 29, a day before the K-12 charter school's contract was set to expire. more

A warm welcome back to STEM School

Students and staff of STEM School Highlands Ranch were welcomed back from summer break with hundreds of hand-painted wooden stars. Each a foot long, adorned in messages of encouragement and cheerful … more

Jeffco board raises eyebrows

It only took until the first full meeting of the new Jefferson County School Board for fears to be renewed about changes the new board will make. New board president Ken Witt, John Newkirk and Julie Williams outvoted Lesley Dahlkemper and Jill … more

Play Center teaches cognitive skills

After several attempts to find a play center for her son, Stacy Graham, decided to take matters into her own hands, and created a functional play center for children with sensory disabilities. A Place 4 Me play center, LLP, 11651 W. 64 Ave., … 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

Three Douglas County seniors ace ACT

Three Douglas County seniors scored a perfect 36 on their ACTs. The national college admissions test typically is taken in April, during a student’s junior year. Fewer than one-tenth of 1 percent of those who take the national college … 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
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