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Denver metro area school districts close for the school year

As Colorado braces for the COVID-19 peak to hit, 14 Denver metro area school districts jointly announced they will remain closed to in-person learning for the remainder of the school year. … more

Douglas County School District closes campuses for remainder of school year

More than a dozen Denver metro area school districts, including the Douglas County School District, jointly announced April 3 they will remain closed to in-person learning for the remainder of the … more

Douglas County schools closed through at least April 30

The Douglas County School District will remain closed to in-person learning through April 30 after Gov. Jared Polis issued an executive order on April 1 mandating all public and private schools … more

Colorado extends statewide school closure through April 30

Gov. Jared Polis extended Colorado's statewide school closure through April 30, lining up with federal social distancing guidelines that the White House extended to the end of the month. Polis' … more

Douglas County School District dives into remote education

On March 24, Ava Bray was excited to work on school assignments after the Douglas County School District's spring break ended — and even more excited to be doing so from Florida. The 7-year-old was … more

Douglas County schools begin offering free lunch, breakfast

On the first day the Douglas County School District offered free meals to children during coronavirus-spurred school closures, Jen Peifer, manager of operations for the district's Nutrition Services … more

Douglas County School board revokes elementary's charter

The Douglas County School Board revoked the charter for HOPE Online Learning Academy's elementary school in March at the direction of the state board of education. HOPE's elementary school will close … more

Douglas County schools closed through April 17

Amid heightened efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Jared Polis on March 18 announced an executive order prohibiting all in-person learning in Colorado's public and private schools through … more

Colorado school testing canceled this year amid COVID-19 concern; AP testing moves online

On March 17, the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) released a statement saying end-of-the-year assessments including the Colorado Measures of Academic Success, or CMAS, “will be paused for … more

Colleges, universities taking precautions

As with many institutions across the nation, Denver-area colleges and universities are taking precautions aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19. Here is a look at what schools are doing: … more

How the Douglas County School District, municipalities are responding to COVID-19

As the number of COVID-19 cases grows in Colorado, officials in Douglas County are taking measures aimed at reducing the spread of the virus. As of March 12, three people in Douglas County had tested … more

Mountain Vista's Make-A-Wish effort raises record amount

When a snowstorm canceled school and upended plans for an assembly to close out Make-A-Wish week at Mountain Vista High School, the community didn't let uncooperative weather ruin plans. Principal … more

Teacher accepted into NASA program

A Douglas County teacher is one of 28 teachers nationally and the only in Colorado selected to fly in a special NASA plane fitted with a one-of-a-kind telescope for astronomy research and science … more

DCSD makes plans in case of local outbreak

If the novel coronavirus spurs a serious local outbreak, the Douglas County School District might conduct education electronically or remotely. Missed days of school may need to be made up later. … more

Lutheran High School gets school safety grant

Douglas County awarded the private Lutheran High School with $134,351 from its school safety grant program on Feb. 25. Douglas County commissioners launched the grant initiative in May after a … more

Douglas County teachers urge better pay

Several educators made impassioned pleas asking school board directors to improve teacher pay in the Douglas County School District two weeks after the board held a lengthy discussion about … more

Schools keep fall break schedule despite test dates

The Douglas County School board has decided it will not change the district's fall break for the 2020-21 school year after staff recommended the school board reschedule it to one week later. The … more

Douglas County School District CFO leaves for Cherry Creek

The Douglas County School District's chief financial officer left the school district this month for a job with the Cherry Creek School District. Scott Smith's last day with DCSD was Feb. 21. He was … more

Douglas County School District grapples with teacher pay

Luke Hadden comes from a family of teachers. He believes educators have the power to better children’s lives. That’s why leaving his job as a social studies teacher at Rock Canyon High School, … more

Parent University tries to untangle confusion

One minute a teenager could be happily texting with friends. The next they're raging at their parents. And before mom and dad can blink, the teen is back to cracking jokes in the group chat. Was what … more
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