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Parents and students at Buffalo Ridge Elementary are devastated by the departure of a popular teacher who recently resigned. Fourth-grade teacher Mike Mizones cited an environment that "compromises … more
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Teacher and overall staff turnover in the Douglas County School District rose from 2012-13 to 2013-14, putting it at a level similar to the state as a whole. DCSD teacher turnover is up about 4 percentage points, from 13.26 percent in 2012-13 to … more
A Colorado Department of Education audit of Ponderosa High School's schedule has resulted in longer class times and a shorter lunch period for the 2014-15 academic year. State officials are providing limited information about the audit of the … more
George Claggett was a Marine who lived by his own definition of karma. more
Two Douglas County School Board members have expressed public concern about the new Advanced Placement U.S. History course that sparked a firestorm in Jefferson County. Jim Geddes and Judi Reynolds said their interest is not about promoting or … more
Students at two Douglas County high schools demonstrated their academic prowess on a global level. Highlands Ranch and Ponderosa’s test scores in the Programme for International Student Assessment were higher than national and international … more
An arbitrator has decided in favor of the Douglas County teachers' union in a lawsuit about the teachers' sick-leave bank filed against the Douglas County School District. The arbitrator's decision is non-binding, and DCSD officials did not … more
The Douglas County School District says the Colorado Department of Education's statistics don't accurately reflect local teacher turnover. Among the differences: The state measures a different time period than the district, includes charter … more
When it became clear Taylor Llewellyn would never recover from the trauma sustained in an Oct. 22 head-on crash, her mother gave her one final directive. "When I said goodbye, I leaned down, kissed her and said, 'Baby, go save lives'," Nicolle Llewellyn said. more
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Karl Pierson set the date for his murderous rampage at Arapahoe High School eight weeks prior to carrying it out on Dec. 13, 2013. "It is a day of gore, filled with murder, suicide," he wrote on … more
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