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One of the key figures behind the Douglas County School District's market-based pay system for teachers is leaving. A school district spokeswoman has confirmed that Chief Human Resources Officer … more
After a second special meeting of the Douglas County Board of Education in three days, Doug Benevento's resignation was accepted by a 6-1 vote Sept. 8. David Ray cast the dissenting vote. At a … more
District E will be without a voice on the Douglas County Board of Education longer than expected after the board did not formally accept Doug Benevento's resignation in a 3-3 vote at a special … more
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Ashleigh Wise credits the Ambassadors of Compassion Leadership Program with bringing her a newfound confidence and making her feel more connected to her classmates. Wise is a 2016 graduate of the program at Cimarron Middle School in … more
The Douglas County School district is hosting a series of community meetings as it prepares to launch a districtwide survey of students, teachers and community members. The survey program was … more
Douglas County Board of Education member Doug Benevento announced Aug. 17 that he is resigning effective immediately, leaving the board with three members who support the district's reform policies … more
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Erin Kane, an engineer and executive director of a local charter school, has been officially approved as the Douglas County School District's interim superintendent. By a 4-3 vote, the board … more
Lauren “LoLo” Shafer had sung for friends and classmates, but never in front of the entire school. “I’m kind of nervous but, overall, really excited,” she said before the performance. “I have sung for my friends at like birthday … more
The average composite ACT score of juniors in the Douglas County School District rose from 21.9 in 2015 to 22.5 in 2016. The state's 2016 average composite score is 20.4, according to results … more
Judge Michael Martinez of the 2nd Judicial District stopped the Douglas County School District's school voucher program Aug. 3. Martinez granted the injunction filed by Taxpayers for Public … more
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