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A public gathering of five Colorado school board presidents sparked concern among some in Jefferson County who are uneasy about the direction their current school board may be heading. The Jan. 8 meeting at Jose O'Shea's restaurant in Lakewood … more
One recent morning, Deanna Meyer gazed across the soon-to-be construction site on the north end of town between I-25 and U.S. Highway 85, near the Outlets at Castle Rock, and saw hundreds of prairie dogs scurrying and standing sentinel at the … more
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The Douglas County School District repeatedly cites Harvard education expert Tony Wagner's work with the district on what it refers to as “the most rigorous transformation plan in American public education,” but Wagner doesn't support much of … more
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As protesters stood at Founders Parkway and Factory Shops Boulevard — waving signs and shouting at drivers to help save the prairie dogs — a few hundred yards behind them exterminators were already laying traps. The grass-roots campaign, … more
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Douglas County School Board president Kevin Larsen strongly supported a school-funding measure in 2010, but now says the school district shouldn't rush to meet the increasingly narrow window of opportunity to put a similar issue on the November 2015 … more
Some south metro-area residents are lending their faces and voices to the fracking debate, appearing on pro-fracking fliers published by Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development. CRED, a nonprofit formed in August 2013 by publicly traded … more
Year after year, members of the Douglas County School District's Long Range Planning Committee have come to the school board with a bleak message: The district's buildings are deteriorating with time, and the punch list of needed work is growing … more
Capping months of building conflict and less than a week after an initial tense parent meeting with Douglas County School District administrators, Buffalo Ridge Elementary Principal Sarah McAfee … more
The Douglas County School Board walks a fine line between listening to its constituents and carrying out the ideals on which its members were elected, board president Kevin Larsen said. “Whether you’re at the national, state or local level, … more
Results of a recently released state survey show Douglas County's teachers feel safe and supported by their individual school communities, but have concerns about the district's evaluation system. Concerns about evaluations are reflected by … more
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