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Parents and students at Buffalo Ridge Elementary are devastated by the departure of a popular teacher who recently resigned. Fourth-grade teacher Mike Mizones cited an environment that "compromises … more
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Teacher and overall staff turnover in the Douglas County School District rose from 2012-13 to 2013-14, putting it at a level similar to the state as a whole. DCSD teacher turnover is up about 4 percentage points, from 13.26 percent in 2012-13 to … more
A Parker man was killed after his motorcycle struck an oncoming car on Highway 83 south of Bayou Gulch Road. Aaron Gallegos, 45, was traveling northbound on Highway 83 when his 1980 Harley … more
A Colorado Department of Education audit of Ponderosa High School's schedule has resulted in longer class times and a shorter lunch period for the 2014-15 academic year. State officials are providing limited information about the audit of the … more
George Claggett was a Marine who lived by his own definition of karma. more
Two Douglas County School Board members have expressed public concern about the new Advanced Placement U.S. History course that sparked a firestorm in Jefferson County. Jim Geddes and Judi Reynolds said their interest is not about promoting or … more
Students at two Douglas County high schools demonstrated their academic prowess on a global level. Highlands Ranch and Ponderosa’s test scores in the Programme for International Student Assessment were higher than national and international … more
An arbitrator has decided in favor of the Douglas County teachers' union in a lawsuit about the teachers' sick-leave bank filed against the Douglas County School District. The arbitrator's decision is non-binding, and DCSD officials did not … more
The Douglas County School District says the Colorado Department of Education's statistics don't accurately reflect local teacher turnover. Among the differences: The state measures a different time period than the district, includes charter … more
A proposed condominium project could far exceed guidelines for the number of units allowed per acre in the Pikes Peak district of downtown Parker. Klingbeil Capital Management, Ltd., a San Francisco-based real estate investment company, wants … more
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