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Meredith Chicklas, a science teacher at Castle View High School in Castle Rock, believes leading by example is one of the best ways she can teach her students. That’s why the educator is taking off to Baja, Mexico, on March 18 as part of a … more
The Douglas County Board of Education has been divided in its desire to approve new charters quickly with the more recently elected board members David Ray, Anne-Marie Lemieux and Wendy Vogel more reluctant to vote in favor because of concerns about … more
In late 1996, Terry Croy Lewis and a small group of parents decided they wanted a different choice for their children’s education. They wanted a Core Knowledge concept that would provide a clear channel marker for student progress and a uniform … more
The recent confirmation as U.S. secretary of education of billionaire Betsy DeVos, a charter and school choice advocate, and President Donald Trump’s support for school choice during his Feb. 28 speech before Congress have spotlighted attention on … more
Katherine Dorman is a science teacher and track and cross country coach at Ponderosa High School in Parker. She has worked in the Douglas County School District for 33 years. And she has watched how the rise of charters have affected local … more
The Douglas County Board of Education has directed district staff to put together a comprehensive report looking at the impact of charter schools in the district because of community concerns about their effects on the district. The analysis is … more
In recent weeks, members of a committee in Castle Rock called “Citizens for Elected Mayor” have attended town council meetings imploring councilmembers to research implementing a change that would allow town residents to vote for mayor. The … more
A bill introduced in the state Legislature by the Democratic speaker of the House and the Republican Senate president would seek voter approval to raise the state sales tax to help pay for Colorado's transportation needs. Colorado's growing … more
The often-divided Douglas County School District community is rallying in favor of a common idea: raising taxes. "This is a first for me," said board of education President Meghann Silverthorn. … more
Colorado Community Media reporter Stephanie Mason interviewed Robert Golden, president and CEO of the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, about the impact of rising home prices on the … more
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