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National Merit Scholarship semifinalists announced

The Douglas County School District has announced the names of 56 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. These academically talented students advance in the competition, which awards 7,600 National … more

DCSD semester plans generate mixed reactions

How to school children during the COVID-19 pandemic has sparked fierce debate among local community members in the Douglas County School District. At recent school board meetings, public comment … more

Douglas County School Board votes to continue remote education

After an hours-long debate, the Douglas County School Board broke with a recommendation from its superintendent to launch hybrid learning the week of Jan. 25 and instead voted to keep middle and high … more

Douglas County School Board votes to continue remote education

After an hours-long debate, the Douglas County School Board broke with a recommendation from its superintendent to launch hybrid learning on Monday and instead voted to keep middle and high schools … more

Douglas County School District superintendent urges speedier vaccine timeline

Douglas County School District interim Superintendent Corey Wise is urging a speedier timeline for vaccinating workers in education, but stopped short of saying whether the state's recent pause on … more

School district seeing biggest sub pool in recent memory

Amanda Thompson, chief human resources officer for the Douglas County School District, estimated the district's substitute teacher pool sat around 600, maybe 700 people in recent years. Going into … more

Some Douglas County School District staff receive COVID vaccines

Douglas County School District staff began receiving COVID-19 vaccines the week of Jan. 4, according to a news release from the district. Approximately 45 school nurse consultants received … more

Douglas County School District eyes return to hybrid learning this month

The Douglas County School District is still aiming to return its middle and high school students to hybrid learning in January. The tentative plan outlined during a Jan. 5 school board meeting would … more

Teachers must wait for COVID-19 vaccine in Colorado as others given priority

Teachers and other school staff must wait for COVID vaccinations until after first responders and people 70 and older are vaccinated, state officials told local public health agencies Jan. 5. The … more

Douglas County School District considering new second-semester plan

Amid improving COVID-19 rates, the Douglas County School District announced it might return middle and high school students to hybrid learning earlier than planned next semester. The change in pace … more

Douglas County leaders talk mental health support for students

Douglas County School District parents are stressing the effect of remote education and COVID-19's turmoil on their children's mental health. At a Dec. 10 school board meeting, one woman became … more

With expanded testing, Denver metro school districts hope for January return

Testing for quarantined students, some preemptive testing in schools and modified quarantine requirements are expected to be the ticket to more consistent in-person classes for several school … more

Douglas County School District announces second-semester plan

The Douglas County School District plans to return elementary schools to full, in-person learning at the start of the spring semester and will take a phased approach to sending secondary students … more

Douglas County School District plans to name new superintendent in May

The Douglas County School Board has approved a timeline for selecting the district's next superintendent, aiming to have the process wrapped up in May. The board approved the plan as part of its … more

Douglas County School District reporting 'significant' COVID slide

Principals in the Douglas County School District are reporting “a significant slide in student grades” this semester, according to a letter to the community from interim Superintendent Corey … more

'It was going to happen at some point'

Douglas County School District students are returning from Thanksgiving break to full remote education. Douglas County teachers say they were ready for the district's transition because they began … more

Q&A with Michael Agostinho, Legend High School teacher

Michael Agostinho is a history teacher at Legend High School in Parker and an executive board member of the Douglas County Federation, the local teachers’ union in the Douglas County School … more

DCSD moves forward with remote-learning plans, including for elementary students

After Gov. Jared Polis stressed the need for Colorado's youngest learners to return to in-person learning, including those in areas transitioning to new and tighter COVID-19 restrictions, the Douglas … more

Douglas County School District decides to go fully remote after Thanksgiving

With COVID-19 cases mounting, the Douglas County School District has decided to switch entirely to remote learning after Thanksgiving break, according to a letter sent by the district to families and … more

Douglas County School District likely to move to remote-only learning after Thanksgiving

As COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Douglas County, schools will likely move to remote learning after returning from Thanksgiving break, following an informal decision from the school board Nov. … more
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