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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

2020 primary: Republican candidates for CU regents, District 6

Two Highlands Ranch Republicans are facing off in the party’s June 30 primary for the University of Colorado Board of Regents seat that represents the 6th Congressional District. The board consists … 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

Littleton Public Schools closed until at least March 30

Littleton Public Schools will close for two weeks in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the district announced March 12. School was scheduled to be in session through the end of March 13, … more

Englewood Schools looks ahead to in-person learning

With the 2020-2021 school year set to begin in only two months, Englewood Schools has launched a task force that will come up with frameworks that will guide decisions regarding students returning to … more

All Jeffco students can return for in-person schooling this fall

On July 8, Jeffco Public Schools announced that all students will have the option to attend school in-person every day next school year. The district's plan for next year, Restart Jeffco, outlines … more

‘I don’t feel safe’: A school’s nightmare

A principal has left the Douglas County School District for another job in education, months after his school became embroiled in a “failure to report” investigation into alleged “sexual contact” by first-grade children at the school. 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

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

PHOTOS: Faith Christian Eagles Class of 2020 are onto the next chapter

Exactly eight weeks after its originally scheduled graduation — which was cancelled due to restrictions related to COVID-19 — Faith Christian High School celebrated the class of 2020's … more

Douglas County schools to offer choice of in person or remote learning (VIDEO)

The Douglas County School District's board Saturday voted unanimously to reopen its schools on a "hybrid" learning model, with the option for students to attend school completely online if they feel … 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

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

Douglas County teachers rally for safe return to schools

Cally Macosko-Jones stood outside the Douglas County School District administration building in Castle Rock as her teacher's union president met inside with Superintendent Thomas … 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

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

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
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