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A common concern about online schools is whether students get the same opportunities to socialize as their peers in traditional ones. But they showed they can have just as much fun when students from four online schools recently enjoyed the … more
When authority figures try to get through to teens, they use whatever methods they think will work the best. But ask any parent or teacher and they’ll admit it doesn’t always work. Three Chaparral High School students know the importance of … more
Because of her experience as a student in public schools, Ashley Maes decided to home-school her 7-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter. “When I was in school, I never felt challenged,” the Littleton resident said. “I was present in school … more
At a middle school career fair, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Jay Martin received an unexpected comment from an eighth-grade student. “She came up to me and said, ‘I wanted to thank you,’ ” Martin said. “I said, ‘for … more
The Douglas County Board of Education voted Feb. 7 to support a pair of bills now being considered in the state Legislature that would allow people, including teachers, with a concealed carry permit to carry a handgun on campuses. By a 4-3 vote, … 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
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
The Douglas County Board of Education met Dec.13 for its final meeting of 2016. The board approved a new charter school, approved a resolution to support legislation to help fund growth-related school construction and considered a new contract for … more
The Douglas County Board of Education will gauge interest in a possible tax measure aimed at generating more money to address capital needs across the district. At the Nov. 15 board meeting, the board directed the District Accountability … more
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