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Ex-teacher waives hearing in video case

Steven Michael Jenkins, the former Douglas County School District employee accused of taking upskirt videos of multiple women and students, including minors, appeared in court for a preliminary … more

Summer CAMP helps teens with mental health struggles

Adolescents struggling with mental health issues can spend their summer at CAMP. The Child/Adolescent Mental Health Program is offered Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Highlands … more

Half-day or full-day kindergarten depends largely on money

Only 13 states in the country require schools districts to offer free full-day kindergarten as part of the school day. Colorado is not one of them. In Colorado, districts are only required to offer … more

Ponderosa salutes four for outstanding contributions

Long gone are the days when a teacher's job included teaching one subject throughout the day, then going home to work on the lesson plans for the next school day. Today's teachers wear many hats, … more

Douglas County teachers join rally at state Capitol

Elina Asensio, 12, goes to Northridge Elementary School in Highlands Ranch. On April 26, she stood in front of the state Capitol as she talked about her teachers. They inspire her, she said. They … more

The positives: keeping in touch, finding support

With an enrollment that surpasses 2,000 kids, it’s unlikely Brett Siebert will run into friends between classes as he rushes through the busy hallways at Castle View High School in Castle Rock. To … more

Sexting poses legal, psychological risks for teens

When Douglas County Deputy Jay Martin first started teaching about relationships, digital safety and substance abuse prevention, maybe one high school student in each of his classes would raise his … more

Schools test out cellphone, technology bans

Last year, after seeing students exchanging hurtful messages online, Kendra Hossfeld, principal of North Star Academy in Parker, challenged her eighth-graders to a “detox week” free of device … more

‘Survive today and have an amazing future’

As students trickle into Bas Wolf’s classroom at Highlands Ranch High School, he greets each one by name, asks how they are. Sometimes, a hug accompanies the greeting. “Star Wars” posters, … more

Fundraiser aims to help rid world of final pockets of polio

Students in the Cimarron Middle School Interact Club have never been to Afghanistan, Nigeria or Pakistan. Nor have they had to worry about contracting polio, a contagious, crippling and often deadly … more

How to help kids manage the digital world

The answer isn’t simple, but educators and mental health professionals agree that steps can be taken to combat the adverse affects of social media use. Setting screen time limits, along with … more

Douglas County School District will be closed on April 26 as teachers rally at Capitol

Neighborhood, magnet and alternative schools in the Douglas County School District will be closed April 26, as teachers participate in a rally at the state Capitol in Denver, interim Superintendent … more

Douglas County School Board approves contract for new superintendent

The school board's choice to become the new superintendent of the Douglas County School District is being offered an annual salary of $258,420, according to a contract unanimously approved by the … more

Parker Med Spa providing scholarships

Shelby Johnson, 17, a senior at Chaparral High School, has always dreamed of becoming an elementary school teacher. Inspired by her own first-grade teacher, Michelle Weinberg of Cherokee Trail … more

Teachers protest funding gap, some PERA changes at Capitol

Performances of teachers singing a 1980s rock hit in protest have swept the nation — from Oklahoma to West Virginia to Kentucky — and now, the show came to Colorado. “We're not gonna take it … more

Job and internship fair aims to help local youths

If you've got time to lean, you've got time to clean. If you don't remember washing your hands, then go wash your hands. When you're on the clock, it's no time to talk. Chances are most adults heard … more

Colleagues of superintendent selection Tucker applaud his leadership

Tom Burton, associate superintendent of Princeton City Schools, recalls a time when he was eating at a restaurant with his superintendent, Thomas Tucker. An employee and former student approached … more

CU South Denver offers principal licensure program

Aspiring principals and teachers interested in becoming leaders in their schools and districts can enroll in the Administrative Leadership and Policy Studies program at CU South Denver in Lone Tree. … more

Alliance Project grant to be awarded to schools

Applications are being accepted from public schools for the 2018-19 Alliance Project grant to assist teachers with curriculum-relevant programs from 32 major arts and science organizations. The … more

Community members weigh in on board's superintendent decision

For many community members, the Douglas County School Board's selection of Thomas Tucker as permanent superintendent is another affirmation of the positive direction the school district is heading. … more
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