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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

Students take leadership cue

Highlands Ranch High School student Cole Miller already has his career goals firmly in place. Youth Leadership Douglas County will help him get there, he believes. “I want to be a lobbyist,” the junior said. “This helps most definitely with … more

Links between schools go beyond geography

Arapahoe High School's location across a county line and in another school district matters little to Douglas County School District staff and students. In the wake of the Dec. 13 shooting that … 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

Middle schooler struggles with MS

Rickey Cooper has spent much of the last several months feeling numb from the chest down, enduring pain so intense his mother has packed him in ice to diffuse it. The 13-year-old Highlands Ranch boy, diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, still … more

High school journalists earn national award

Mountain Vista High School journalism students don’t shy away from tough subjects. A 2012 story in the Eagle Eye news magazine detailed the struggles of a drug-addicted student, including an admission he pawned his mother’s jewelry to help … more

Ruling on campaign allegations pending

A Denver judge will rule later this month whether the Douglas County School District violated the Colorado Fair Campaign Act. Judge Hollyce Farrell’s Dec. 10 announcement concluded nearly two days of testimony stemming from former school board … more

School board makes election official

The Douglas County School Board swore in four recently elected members, said goodbye to two departing ones and appointed a new president and vice president during its Dec. 5 meeting. Kevin Larsen was selected as president and Doug Benevento vice … more

Charter frustrated by lack of help

Supporters of a prospective charter school with nowhere to build believe the Douglas County School District has the power to help it, but district leaders say it isn’t their responsibility. Under a process adopted in 2012, it will only help … more

Hearing reveals actions before school election

A seven-hour state-level hearing Dec. 2 revealed details about the collaboration between the Douglas County School District and consultants hired to write papers on the alleged success of its reform efforts. Plaintiffs in the hearing, who alleged … 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

School board president says goodbye

Outgoing Douglas County School Board President John Carson gave a lengthy farewell speech during the Nov. 19 board meeting. Carson quoted several notable figures, assured community members their voices would be heard and said the district is … more

Group wants school board accountability

A committee designed to hold the Douglas County School Board accountable to the community held its first formal meeting Nov. 21 at the Castle Rock library. About 20 people, including at least two who strongly support the current board, listened … more
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