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2020 National Merit semifinalists named

Semifinals in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program have been announced. The program honors individual students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous … more

Douglas County teachers union proposes lawsuit settlement

The Douglas County teachers' union has proposed settling a lawsuit against the Douglas County School District that dates back to 2013 and alleges the district improperly dissolved thousands of sick … more

Douglas County School Board will allow charter to pursue state authorization

For John Castillo, father of the teen killed in the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting, arming teachers is one way local schools could increase security. On Sept. 3, he walked away from a Douglas … more

Legend, Grandview named finalists for Succeeds Prize

Legend High School and Grandview High School were recently named finalists for The Succeeds Prize, a competitive statewide awards program to honor schools, districts and teachers who are reimagining … more

What’s next in dispute over armed staff at charter school?

The Douglas County School District is at odds with one of its charter schools over the arming of staff. The district says its policy has been updated to set clear parameters regarding who can and … more

Family medicine residency earns top scores

A residency program offered at Sky Ridge Medical Center has received top scores on the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s annual survey. The family medicine residency program is … more

Meet Elizabeth Hanson, candidate for Douglas County School Board

Highlands Ranch resident Elizabeth Hanson is running to become the next District C director on the Douglas County School Board. Hanson grew up in western Kansas, where her mother worked as a public … more

Aerospace middle school Colorado Skies Academy opens at Centennial Airport

The awkward middle school years got an exciting boost for many students last week when Colorado Skies Academy opened at Centennial Airport. “It was very exciting the see students actively engaged … more

Q&A with Superintendent Thomas Tucker

Thomas Tucker became the superintendent of the Douglas County School District in July 2018. Hailing from the Princeton City School District in Cincinnati, where he served as superintendent since … more

Douglas County School District seeks ouster of charter school that has armed staff

A Douglas County charter school that allows staff to carry firearms on campus has been asked to leave the Douglas County School District and is negotiating an agreement to transfer its charter to the … more

Douglas County School District will apply for security funds

Douglas County School District Superintendent Thomas Tucker says the district will apply for a portion of $10 million in school safety funds being offered to local schools by the county. Tucker and … more

Ray to run for second term on school board

Douglas County School Board President David Ray has announced he will seek a second term. Ray will be the only incumbent up for reelection who is running in the November race. Director Anne-Marie … more

Sturm Collaboration Campus opens in Castle Rock

Castle Rock now offers higher education, but it's not through the traditional four-year university or college programs that dot the country. Students won't spend 20 minutes walking from one end of … more

Douglas County superintendent outlines goals for the year

In his first year as superintendent, Thomas Tucker helped Douglas County School District pass its first bond and mill levy override in 12 years. He championed for an increase in teacher pay. He … more

Lemieux will not seek reelection to school board

Douglas County School Board Director Anne-Marie Lemieux has announced she will not seek a second term on the board. In her announcement, she threw support behind candidate and former district … more

Reporter Stories: First Day of School at STEM, last day for our reporter

We talk with our Douglas County School District reporter Alex DeWind on her last day about covering the first day of school at Highlands Ranch's STEM School. more

A warm welcome back to STEM School

Students and staff of STEM School Highlands Ranch were welcomed back from summer break with hundreds of hand-painted wooden stars. Each a foot long, adorned in messages of encouragement and cheerful … more

Local students return to school

School is back in session for Douglas County students, and that means welcoming a new class of freshmen at area high schools. Aug. 7 was the freshman orientation for Ponderosa High School students. … more

Douglas County commissioners: Schools can apply for portion of $10 million to enhance safety

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners has confirmed it will allow local schools to suggest how to spend funds the board pledged for school safety through an application process, but the … more

Classes to begin at ACC's Sturm campus on Aug. 19

A grand opening celebration of the Arapahoe Community College Sturm Collaboration Campus at Castle Rock will feature an interactive tour of the new facility and a chance to meet with faculty, staff … more
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