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A public gathering of five Colorado school board presidents sparked concern among some in Jefferson County who are uneasy about the direction their current school board may be heading. The Jan. 8 meeting at Jose O'Shea's restaurant in Lakewood … more
The Douglas County School District repeatedly cites Harvard education expert Tony Wagner's work with the district on what it refers to as “the most rigorous transformation plan in American public education,” but Wagner doesn't support much of … more
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Douglas County School Board president Kevin Larsen strongly supported a school-funding measure in 2010, but now says the school district shouldn't rush to meet the increasingly narrow window of opportunity to put a similar issue on the November 2015 … more
Some south metro-area residents are lending their faces and voices to the fracking debate, appearing on pro-fracking fliers published by Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development. CRED, a nonprofit formed in August 2013 by publicly traded … more
The sudden appearance of sober-living houses in the middle of two residential subdivisions has the neighbors talking. On-street parking became limited. A constant stream of people filed in and out of a rental home. The activity began in late … more
Year after year, members of the Douglas County School District's Long Range Planning Committee have come to the school board with a bleak message: The district's buildings are deteriorating with time, and the punch list of needed work is growing … more
Capping months of building conflict and less than a week after an initial tense parent meeting with Douglas County School District administrators, Buffalo Ridge Elementary Principal Sarah McAfee … more
Douglas County School Board President Kevin Larsen said the district isn’t ignoring its $275 million list of unmet capital needs. But a parent said Larsen is ignoring her repeated requests to meet with people who support putting a bond on the … more
The Douglas County School Board walks a fine line between listening to its constituents and carrying out the ideals on which its members were elected, board president Kevin Larsen said. “Whether you’re at the national, state or local level, … more
Results of a recently released state survey show Douglas County's teachers feel safe and supported by their individual school communities, but have concerns about the district's evaluation system. Concerns about evaluations are reflected by … more
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