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Advocates, lawmakers back efforts to bolster education funding

A state House bill and a ballot measure could increase education funding throughout Colorado. Colorado House Bill 1232, which is currently awaiting hearing by the House Education Committee, seeks to … more

Douglas County students leave class to advocate for school safety

In front of the main entrance to Highlands Ranch High School stood about 100 students. Some held up large posters with writing, others chanted, “We want change and we want it now,” and, “Show … more

Colorado students go head to head in Science Bowl

After a full day of competition in the state Science Bowl March 3, a team from Fort Collins High School was named the champion after outscoring Fairview High School in Boulder, in a rapid-fire final … more

Douglas County students to participate in school walkout planned for March 14

Some Douglas County students are planning to join schools across the nation in a walkout at 10 a.m. March 14. The event, called “#Enough National School Walkout,” is in response to the Feb. 14 … more

Douglas County schools raise big money for Make-A-Wish

Once a year, students in Douglas County spend a week raising money for kids with life-threatening medical conditions. The school district never disappoints — this year it has raised $309,360 and is … more

Feeder schools implement policies for tech use

Schools in the Rock Canyon High School feeder system are taking steps to address students' increasing use of technology in the classroom. In August, Rocky Heights Middle School implemented a cell … more

Eagle Ridge Elementary students learn through science fair

Can the use of virtual-reality goggles help humans become more compassionate? That's the question 12-year-old Charlie Linville decided to tackle during Eagle Ridge Elementary's annual science fair … more

Local students walk out to show support for shooting victims

Students at Chaparral, Highlands Ranch and ThunderRidge high schools walked out of school Feb. 21 to show support for victims and family members of the recent school shooting in Florida. Students … more

STEM students get lessons in using internet safely

Simi Basu stood at the front of a colorful classroom at STEM School Highlands Ranch and asked a group of exuberant first-graders a series of questions. “What personal information should you not … more

Douglas County School District ordered to pay for private education of student with autism

A federal judge has ordered the Douglas County School District to reimburse the family of a student with autism for costs associated with his private education. On Feb. 12, U.S. District Judge Lewis … more

Metro area schools look to later start times

Research says that a later school start time positively impacts alertness, mental health, wellness and behavior in high school and middle school students, which means students are better prepared to … more

School board renews charter contract for online school

The Douglas County School Board's decision to renew the charter contract of Hope Online Learning Academy received a standing ovation from dozens of parents and teachers in the audience at a Feb. 6 … more

School board outlines criteria for permanent superintendent

Using feedback from more than a dozen community meetings and an online survey, the Douglas County Board of Education has established the key characteristics it is looking for in a permanent … more

Lone Tree students excel at Battle of the Books

Students on the Lone Tree Elementary Battle of the Books team had been reading and studying for months leading up to the recent round of competition, held at the Lone Tree library Feb.1. Their … more

Students show support for sheriff's office

Pre-K and kindergarten students of Primrose School at Highlands Ranch Business Park, 9055 S. Ridgeline Blvd., spent two weeks crafting cards and collecting treats to deliver to the Douglas County … more

District Accountability Committee hosts 2018 Winter Forum

The District Accountability Committee, an advisory group formed of parents, teachers, Douglas County School District staff and community members, invites the public to its 2018 Winter Forum. The free … more

School board to consider ballot questions to boost funding

Built in 1962, Douglas County High School needs more than $17 million worth of capital repairs, according to Principal Tony Kappas. The original plumping needs maintenance, pipes are rusting — some … more

School voucher program case dismissed by Colorado Supreme Court

The Colorado Supreme Court has ordered a controversial school voucher program case to be dismissed, according to a news release from the Douglas County School District. The decision was made Jan. 25, … more

Safe2Tell emerges as key resource to keeping students safe

Safe2Tell, an anonymous way for students, parents, school staff and community members to report concerns regarding their safety or the safety of others, emerged as a needed resource in the aftermath … more

Learning from lessons of the past

One way the Jeffco school district is sharing its knowledge is through the The Frank DeAngelis Center for Community Safety — named after former Columbine High School Principal Frank DeAngelis — … more
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