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Douglas County School Board poised to pick new superintendent

The Douglas County School Board is expected to announce its choice for the permanent superintendent position this week, paring down a list of three finalists. Erin Kane, who has served as interim … 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

Keeping students, schools safe

In Colorado, where eight school shootings have occurred since 1982 — leaving 19 dead and 29 wounded — keeping students safe is a reality that has spurred Denver metro area districts to lead the … more

School district continues tax-measure conversation

Feedback from school leaders shows teacher and staff salaries must increase for the Douglas County School District to remain competitive with neighboring school districts, interim Superintendent Erin … more

Goats pull their weight in fighting fires

Three Rock Canyon High School students are cleaning up at science competitions with their research project analyzing the goats used as wildfire mitigation in the Castle Pines area. Dana Coe, 18, a … more

Colleagues of superintendent selection Tucker applaud his leadership

Tom Burton, associate superintendent of Princeton City Schools, recalls a time when he was eating at a restaurant with his superintendent, Thomas Tucker. An employee and former student approached … more

Teens may be moody — or in need of help

Being a teenager can be difficult. School demands, social pressures and self-imposed expectations can take a toll on young people of both sexes, often causing moodiness and irritability. Historically … more

Mountain Vista students help provide habitat for bats

Students at Mountain Vista High School have partnered with the Cherokee Ranch and Castle, a historic structure that sits atop a hill west of Daniels Park, to help protect important but often … more

Student stress can spike in May

Remember the feeling of freedom on the last day of school? Not every student feels it. Children’s mental health care providers see a spike in visits from teens in May, said Emily Laux, a licensed … 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

‘Survive today and have an amazing future’

As students trickle into Bas Wolf’s classroom at Highlands Ranch High School, he greets each one by name, asks how they are. Sometimes, a hug accompanies the greeting. “Star Wars” posters, … more

Sexting poses legal, psychological risks for teens

When Douglas County Deputy Jay Martin first started teaching about relationships, digital safety and substance abuse prevention, maybe one high school student in each of his classes would raise his … more

The positives: keeping in touch, finding support

With an enrollment that surpasses 2,000 kids, it’s unlikely Brett Siebert will run into friends between classes as he rushes through the busy hallways at Castle View High School in Castle Rock. To … 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

How to help kids manage the digital world

The answer isn’t simple, but educators and mental health professionals agree that steps can be taken to combat the adverse affects of social media use. Setting screen time limits, along with … more

Schools test out cellphone, technology bans

Last year, after seeing students exchanging hurtful messages online, Kendra Hossfeld, principal of North Star Academy in Parker, challenged her eighth-graders to a “detox week” free of device … 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 board reviews new superintendent's entry plan

As the start date for the new superintendent of the Douglas County School District approaches, members of the school board are in the process of reviewing an entry plan with goals and expectations … more

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 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
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