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The Douglas County Board of Education has extended the contract of Interim Superintendent Erin Kane through the 2017-18 school year, meaning the school district will continue to hold off on a search … more
The largest 15 districts and their current student enrollments are according to the Colorado Department of Education: Denver Public Schools  (91,132) Jeffco Public Schools (86,347) … more
The U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 11 heard the case of an autistic Douglas County School District student whose parents say he wasn't provided the level of public education required by federal … more
A new collaborative education venture between Colorado State University, Arapahoe Community College and the Douglas County School District has found a home. Arapahoe Community College has accepted … more
The Rotary Club of Parker selected Kristen “K.J.” Newkirk as their December Student of the Month from Ponderosa High School. Newkirk maintains a 4.07 grade-point average and is ranked 18th in her class of 324 students. She is active in the … more
The Rotary Club of Parker selected Tad Trimarco as their December Student of the Month from Chaparral High School. Trimarco is ranked fifth in his class of 480 students, has a 4.24 grade-point average and has lettered academically all four years … 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
The Douglas County School District will be closed Jan. 5 due to weather. Heavy snow fall and dangerously low wind chill are forcasted throughout the morning. "Safety is a top priority. For this … 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
Despite hiring 40 new bus drivers since the beginning of the 2016-17 school year, the Douglas County School District is still facing a shortage. DCSD, which said it ideally needs 300 drivers to meet its needs, is still 30 short. “We are … more
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