Education
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In late 1996, Terry Croy Lewis and a small group of parents decided they wanted a different choice for their children’s education. They wanted a Core Knowledge concept that would provide a clear channel marker for student progress and a uniform … more
The word of the day was “power” as young women from local middle and high schools converged to celebrate the impact unified and empowered women have on the world. “You are totally in control of who you are and what you can do,” said Missy … more
The recent confirmation as U.S. secretary of education of billionaire Betsy DeVos, a charter and school choice advocate, and President Donald Trump’s support for school choice during his Feb. 28 speech before Congress have spotlighted attention on … more
Staff from the Keystone Policy Center came away from the first meeting on the best way to increase blended learning opportunities — using a digital component for some or all of the instruction — with good and bad news. The good news — there … more
Katherine Dorman is a science teacher and track and cross country coach at Ponderosa High School in Parker. She has worked in the Douglas County School District for 33 years. And she has watched how the rise of charters have affected local … more
The Douglas County Board of Education has directed district staff to put together a comprehensive report looking at the impact of charter schools in the district because of community concerns about their effects on the district. The analysis is … more
The often-divided Douglas County School District community is rallying in favor of a common idea: raising taxes. "This is a first for me," said board of education President Meghann Silverthorn. … more
Dr. Donald Sweeting is well aware he has big shoes to fill as the new president of Colorado Christian University. Following the retirement and death of the university’s former president, Bill Armstrong, in 2016, CCU worked for months to find … more
Students enter the classroom to the strains of music, toned-down versions of The Beatles and Jim Croce playing softly to begin the day. One song repeats, a signal for the students to gather on the carpet in the center of the room. Teacher Patrick … more
More than 70 students from high schools across Douglas County convened at the Parker Douglas County Libraries branch on Feb. 4 for the first Battle of the Books competition. The event tested competitors’ knowledge of 10 books, assigned in … more
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