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Potential new school board members made their pitch for how they could help serve the Douglas County School District at a special meeting Oct. 4. The Douglas County Board of Education held interviews with candidates for the director position for … more
In a school district in which the word “choice” has become something of a mantra, nearly one in five students attends a charter school. To some, that represents progress by expanding educational options for parents and students. To others, it … more
The United States Supreme Court announced Thursday it will hear the case of an autistic Douglas County School District student whose parents say he wasn't provided with the level of public education … more
Imagine being stuck in a mine shaft, without knowing how to safely escape. Or picture an isolated oil or gas refinery, where something goes wrong and help is an hour away. These are just a few of the very real scenarios employees in heavy … more
The Douglas County Board of Education did not fill its empty board seat as expected at the Nov. 1 meeting, because the vacancy was left off the meeting's agenda. That means board President Meghann … more
A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court decision March 22 regarding the Douglas County School district will have ramifications for special needs students across the country. The court has sided with the … more
A lawyer for the American Humanist Association argued in a courtroom Nov. 16 that the Douglas County School Disrict has a track record of promoting Christian causes, violating the Constitution. A school district lawyer countered that no students … more
Kindergarten students at Soaring Hawk Elementary School in Castle Rock spent the day climbing, kayaking and learning about the outdoors Oct. 25. Avid 4 Adventure, a Boulder company that provides outdoor education experiences for kids, spent the … more
The Douglas County Board of Education voted 7-0 to rescind its School Choice Grant Program Nov. 15 because of rising concerns about the cost of defending it against ongoing legal challenges. With … more
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Bright sunshine and a clear blue sky were an appropriate backdrop for the Douglas County School District's presentation of three environmentally-friendly buses as part of a sustainability plan to make a brighter, cleaner future for its … more
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