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The Douglas County Board of Education has been divided in its desire to approve new charters quickly with the more recently elected board members David Ray, Anne-Marie Lemieux and Wendy Vogel more reluctant to vote in favor because of concerns about … more
In late 1996, Terry Croy Lewis and a small group of parents decided they wanted a different choice for their children’s education. They wanted a Core Knowledge concept that would provide a clear channel marker for student progress and a uniform … more
The word of the day was “power” as young women from local middle and high schools converged to celebrate the impact unified and empowered women have on the world. “You are totally in control of who you are and what you can do,” said Missy … more
The recent confirmation as U.S. secretary of education of billionaire Betsy DeVos, a charter and school choice advocate, and President Donald Trump’s support for school choice during his Feb. 28 speech before Congress have spotlighted attention on … more
Katherine Dorman is a science teacher and track and cross country coach at Ponderosa High School in Parker. She has worked in the Douglas County School District for 33 years. And she has watched how the rise of charters have affected local … more
The Douglas County Board of Education has directed district staff to put together a comprehensive report looking at the impact of charter schools in the district because of community concerns about their effects on the district. The analysis is … more
The often-divided Douglas County School District community is rallying in favor of a common idea: raising taxes. "This is a first for me," said board of education President Meghann Silverthorn. … more
In a move to support local artists, the University of Colorado South Denver campus hosted an event, Sips, Sights & Sounds, on Feb. 24 that drew interest from wine, music and art enthusiasts around the south metro Denver area. While attendees … more
In an attempt to stay competitive with other school districts for new hires, the Douglas County Board of Education voted to raise the starting pay for teachers. more
Students enter the classroom to the strains of music, toned-down versions of The Beatles and Jim Croce playing softly to begin the day. One song repeats, a signal for the students to gather on the carpet in the center of the room. Teacher Patrick … more
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