Education
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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
A common concern about online schools is whether students get the same opportunities to socialize as their peers in traditional ones. But they showed they can have just as much fun when students from four online schools recently enjoyed the … 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
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
Because of her experience as a student in public schools, Ashley Maes decided to home-school her 7-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter. “When I was in school, I never felt challenged,” the Littleton resident said. “I was present in school … more
A suspect is in custody after a report that a Ponderosa High School student was sexually assaulted by a school district employee on campus. A news release from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office … more
The Douglas County Board of Education voted Feb. 7 to support a pair of bills now being considered in the state Legislature that would allow people, including teachers, with a concealed carry permit to carry a handgun on campuses. By a 4-3 vote, … more
More than 200 residents of a Lone Tree neighborhood have raised objections to the Douglas County School District’s approval of the purchase of a nearby building that will serve as home to the district’s evening high school program. A number … more
Findings of a comprehensive new survey show that about two-thirds of high school students and parents believe that Douglas County schools are offering a "good" or "very good" education. But some other findings from the $220,000 survey … more
The Douglas County School District will explore the possibility of weighting honors classes for high school students. The idea would be to make students more competitive when applying to college and for scholarships. Currently, all classes are … more
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