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Critical race theory debated at Cherry Creek school board meeting

An outcry heard in states around the nation reached the Cherry Creek School District when officials discussed changes to the district's social studies curriculum at a meeting where some community … more

Douglas County High School salutes resilience

An estimated 372 seniors graduated from Douglas County High School on May 19. In a ceremony held at Echo Park Stadium in Parker, the focus was on getting through a tough year. Principal Tony Kappas … more

Douglas County School Board names permanent superintendent

The Douglas County School Board has offered interim Superintendent Corey Wise the district’s permanent superintendent role after a months-long that search came down to a mix of internal and … more

'In-person learning is here to stay'

After a flurry of schools closed amid COVID-19 outbreaks, Douglas County Schools interim Superintendent Corey Wise had a message for the community last week. “In-person learning is here to … more

Douglas County Schools announces four superintendent finalists

The Douglas County School Board has narrowed an applicant pool of more than 100 superintendent hopefuls down to four finalists, board President David Ray announced during the April 6 board … more

Douglas County School Board approves first-ever equity policy

The Douglas County School Board has adopted its first-ever equity policy. Directors passed the policy on March 23 after making minor adjustments from first reading, including the removal of a line … more

Douglas County Schools’ proposed equity policy sparks ire, hope

When the Douglas County School Board debuted a proposed policy in February focused on equity in education — a first of its kind for Colorado’s third-largest school district — directors asked … more

ACLU files lawsuit against Douglas County School District, sheriff's office

The America Civil Liberties Union of Colorado and a Douglas County mother are suing the Douglas County School District, Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock and three school resource officers for a … more

Recall proponents suspending effort to oust Douglas County School Board directors

The man spearheading a recall of four Douglas County School Board members says he is suspending the effort after directors voted to send middle and high schools back to 100% in-person learning. … more

Douglas County School Board approves full, in-person learning for secondary students

A plan to send Douglas County middle and high schools back to in-person learning, five days a week has now received the stamp of approval from board directors, as well as support from principals and … more

Douglas County Schools superintendent recommending in-person learning

Douglas County Schools interim Superintendent Corey Wise hopes to see middle and high schools resume in-person learning, five days a week in March. Wise announced in a Feb. 25 letter to the … more

Douglas County School District's lack of diversity poses challenges for Black students

Max Malone and his family moved from Denver to Castle Rock after his family weathered financial struggles, hoping the town could provide a less stressful environment for his younger siblings. Instead … more

Black educators urge culture shift in Douglas County School District

Last year, in the span of three months, the Douglas County School District saw every person of color in its cabinet — the highest level of district administration beneath the board of education — … more

Recall proponents circulating petitions to oust DCSD directors

A group seeking to recall four Douglas County School Board directors has begun circulating petitions. The group Road2Recall announced volunteers began gathering signatures on Feb. 19 in an effort to … more

Douglas County School District faces 'arduous journey' toward racial equity

In the predominantly white Douglas County School District, some African-American students have reported racial slurs repeatedly scrawled in bathroom stalls, a cavalier use of the N-word by their … more

Douglas County School District launches search for superintendent

The Douglas County School District has moved forward in the process of hiring a permanent superintendent, selecting Frederick Andrews as its search firm, according to a Feb. 10 news release from the … more

Group formally initiates recall process to oust Douglas County School Board directors

A group seeking to oust four members of the Douglas County School Board has formally initiated the recall process and now awaits the green light from Douglas County's clerk and recorder to begin … more

Douglas County School District to launch hybrid learning

The Douglas County School District will launch hybrid learning this coming Monday, Feb. 8, for middle and high school students who have been learning remotely so far this semester. During the Feb. … more

National Merit Scholarship semifinalists announced

The Douglas County School District has announced the names of 56 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. These academically talented students advance in the competition, which awards 7,600 National … more

SROs and Douglas County schools: What do they cost and how many are there?

Costs to fund a school resource officer are typically split between the law enforcement agencies providing them and the organizations receiving services. The Douglas County School District, the … more
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