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Who is getting what from the mill levy override?

Kathy Dorman has taught science at Ponderosa High School in Parker for 35 years. Last year, she campaigned for a $40 million mill levy override that the Douglas County Board of Education said would … more

Special-needs students learn in coffee-shop setting

Trinity Stultz has the recipe down pat: Mix the milk and cream, pour coffee in a cup and pour the froth on top. To the 14-year-old Ponderosa High School student, making the coffee is the easy part. … more

DCSD sells bonds; funds to go toward capital needs

The Douglas County School District has announced the sale of $249.975 million in general-obligation bonds, approved by voters in last November's election. The Jan. 29 sale provides one-time funds for … more

Mandatory expulsions for drug sales at school end

Douglas County School District principals and school leaders are no longer automatically required to expel a student who is caught selling or distributing illegal drugs or alcohol in a school … more

Douglas County superintendent recommends board fire teacher at center of controversy

Following weeks of skepticism from many parents and taxpayers, Douglas County Superintendent Thomas Tucker recommended the school board fire a middle school teacher whose controversial Twitter … more

Colorado teens celebrate diversity

When Teah Selkin, 18, started at Cherry Creek High as a freshman, she only knew one thing about the school — the common stereotype that Cherry Creek High School is a school for rich, white kids. As … more

Polis details proposal for full-day kindergarten

Gov. Jared Polis urged lawmakers to act quickly on his plan to offer state-funded full-day kindergarten. Polis told the Joint Education Committee his $227 million plan is a foundation of his new … more

Computer science training offered for all elementary teachers

A current job search on employment site Indeed.com shows that currently in Colorado there are nearly 1,000 available jobs in the computer science field. Of those jobs, 205 of them offer an estimated … more

Douglas County teacher apologizes for Twitter posts

A Douglas County teacher is on paid leave after screenshots of controversial Twitter posts went viral. Michelle Grissom, a seventh-grade social studies teacher at Mountain Ridge Middle School in Highlands Ranch, apologized for the tweets in an email on Jan. 25. more

Zink, Yanex named Rotary Club of Parker Students of the Month

Madeline Zink and Emma Yanex were honored with Student of the Month awards from the Rotary Club of Parker for the month of January. Zink, of Ponderosa High School, has been involved in many … more

Douglas County schools closed Jan. 22 due to snowstorm

The Douglas County School District is closed today due to blowing snow, wind chill and a blizzard warning affecting a portion of the county, the district announced early morning. All before- and … more

Aerospace school possible at Wings Over the Rockies site

Eventually, the new campus at Centennial Airport will be a sprawling, multi-facility effort to solve an ongoing problem in the aerospace industry: It needs more qualified hands. “We just want to be … more

Parker children lead charge for food-share program

A group of Gold Rush Elementary School fourth- and fifth-graders are leading the charge for an inter-school food drive for the Parker Task Force and are encouraging their older classmates to do the … more

School board set to revise district's 2018-19 budget

Following years of budget shortages and contention, the Douglas County School District is striving for transparency and financial efficiency, cabinet members say. Erin Kane, who took over as interim … more

Legend students reach finals in national STEM contest

Thanks to a pair of Legend High School EDGE students, the school is in the running for a national STEM-based competition for community problem solving. Hunter Ball and Jimmy O'Hare, both juniors in … more

District formalizes plans for committee to oversee additional funds

The Douglas County School District Board of Education is finalizing plans for a committee that will oversee the use of funds from two tax measures approved in the November election. A $250 million … more

Family Coding Night highlights new tech in education

At first glance, it looked like a bunch of kids playing with toys. Elementary-aged students fiddled with yellow plastic bees, tapped on tablets that controlled robots and designed simple applications … more

Bullying seminar helps teens 'see the upside to the downside'

About 250 parents and students got an unconventional take on bullying as part of an ongoing Healthy Teens Series. Parker Area Counselors for Prevention, a team of counselors from Douglas County … more

Awards honor outstanding Douglas County teens

Douglas County teens who have overcome personal adversity and created positive change in their lives are recognized each year by the Douglas County Youth Initiative through its outstanding youth … more

Chaparral campaign highlights safe driving

Three student leaders of Chaparral High School's DECA chapter hope to teach students how to rise above risks to drive safe. Brock Mullen, chapter president, Sami Kuhns, vice president, and Quinn … more
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