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Signatures being checked for statewide school funding measure

Coloradans looking to bolster education funding throughout the state may be one step closer to their goal, as the Great Schools, Thriving Communities campaign turned in more than 170,000 signatures … more

ThunderRidge High School Class of 2018: What have you learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life?

Connections with people mean everything, no matter who they are. — Rachel Davis, ThunderRidge High School Hard work really does pay off. If you keep pushing and working hard, it will all work out. … more

Ponderosa grads mark 'a great four years'

Stories of inspiration, dedication, camaraderie and puppies were the subjects of commencement ceremony speeches at the Ponderosa High School graduation May 23 at EchoPark Stadium. Ross Panning, … more

Q&A with Braeden Fried, ThunderRidge High School graduate

Fried played football and is passionate about history. He’s not positive what he wants to do in life, but he knows he wants to continue playing football. What profession or career do you want to … more

Q&A with John Bustamante, Highlands Ranch High School graduate

The first few years of high school I wasn’t involved too much, and that honestly was really big regret for me. But senior year I joined this class called ACE, which stands Alternative Cooperative … more

Highlands Ranch High School Class of 2018: What have you learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life?

I've learned that finding a purpose for everything you do is essential. I made goals for myself throughout high school, and every part of the last four years has led me to my dream college, Brigham … more

Q&A with Kendall Racanelli, Mountain Vista High School graduate

Racanelli played softball and was involved in American Sign Language Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Young Life. She also enjoyed volunteering. Next year, she will be attending … more

Douglas County School District pays $1.3M settlement to family of student with special needs

After a years-long legal battle, the court case involving the Douglas County School District and the family of a son with special needs has been resolved. On May 3, the school district paid $1.32 … more

Mountain Vista High School Class of 2018: What have you learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life?

It's so important to build strong and long-lasting relationships with people. — Haley Kolseth I've learned the importance of time management and that without it, I would be behind in everything. … more

Q&A with Payton Grove, SkyView Academy graduate

Grove participated in track and ran cross country, qualifying for the state meet all four years. She’s a member of the National Honor Society and has completed the required 160 hours of volunteer … more

SkyView Academy Class of 2018: What have you learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life?

Challenges and problems aren't a stopping point. I've learned a lot of resilience. You just have to look and be diligent in finding solutions to the problem. — Grace Miller-Forrest, SkyView Academy … more

STEM School Highlands Ranch Class of 2018: What have you learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life?

I have learned how valuable resilience and determination are. It's always good to have dreams and plans, but adaptability is just as important. Just because something doesn't go how you planned — a … more

‘You want a building to be cared for’

When a prospective parent walks in the front door of Ranch View Middle School in Highlands Ranch, he or she may see the 22-year-old carpet, chipped tile and cracks in the wall. If that parent isn’t … more

Q&A with Madison Tenney, STEM School Highlands Ranch graduate

Tenney participates in student government, National Honor Society, and Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica. She’s also a member of Girls in STEM Denver. This fall, she will be attending the University of … more

‘I’m concerned for the safety of our students’

At Castle View High School, teachers don’t have permanent classrooms. Throughout the day, they move their materials to classrooms that are available. When the bell rings for the next class period, … more

Mill levy override puts focus on DCSD teachers

Tim Ottmann, principal of Ponderosa High School in Parker, recalls why a volleyball coach of 16 years who led the team to several state championships left the school three years ago for a position in … more

Douglas County School District bond measure tackles ‘huge needs’

Inside a classroom at Douglas County High School in Castle Rock, the threadbare carpet is 25 years old — stained, worn and uneven in places. The handles of outdated wooden cabinets are broken or … more

Poll finds most Americans think teachers are underpaid

Americans overwhelmingly believe teachers don't make enough money, and half say they'd support paying higher taxes to give educators a raise. The findings of the new poll from The Associated … more

Douglas County superintendent backs school tax measures

New Douglas County School District Superintendent Thomas Tucker has formally announced his support for two tax measures to address funding needs. Later this month, the Douglas County Board of … more

Why teachers left Douglas County

Lyndsie Riggs Lyndsie Riggs, 34, taught English and advised the broadcast program at Castle View High School in Castle Rock. It was her first job teaching — she was there for four years. She left … more
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