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Students work to prevent suicide among veterans

With suicide rates among veterans continuing to increase, especially during the pandemic, a group of Highlands Ranch teens came together to help educate and inform in the name of prevention. Colorado … more

Project tries to deter mass shootings

Wanting to stop her age group from being known as the generation of “mass shootings,” Shreya Nallapati said she has continued to listen, learn and work to find solutions and answers. Nallapati, a … more

'In-person learning is here to stay'

After a flurry of schools closed amid COVID-19 outbreaks, Douglas County Schools interim Superintendent Corey Wise had a message for the community last week. “In-person learning is here to … more

Douglas County Schools announces four superintendent finalists

The Douglas County School Board has narrowed an applicant pool of more than 100 superintendent hopefuls down to four finalists, board President David Ray announced during the April 6 board … more

Littleton school board votes to close East Elementary

Littleton Public Schools will consolidate East and Moody elementary schools into a new building on the Moody Elementary campus, the school board decided unanimously on March 30. The decision means … more

School board screening superintendent candidates

The Douglas County School Board is now screening applicants to be the district’s next superintendent and could announce finalists by its first board meeting in April. School board President David … more

High school, college students reflect on a year of COVID

During the year of COVID, elementary school students may remember it as the year they did not go to school and spent a lot of time at home. However, for high school and college students, it will be a … more

Douglas County School District launched full in-person learning

With the buzz of a bell, students filled the halls of Highlands Ranch High School, hurrying from their first to second class period. It was a sight not seen in roughly one year — a Douglas County … more

Douglas County School Board approves first-ever equity policy

The Douglas County School Board has adopted its first-ever equity policy. Directors passed the policy on March 23 after making minor adjustments from first reading, including the removal of a line … more

Douglas County Schools’ proposed equity policy sparks ire, hope

When the Douglas County School Board debuted a proposed policy in February focused on equity in education — a first of its kind for Colorado’s third-largest school district — directors asked … more

Head of Tri-County on one year of COVID-19

If there’s one word to describe the past year for Dr. John Douglas, it’s “relentless.” As the director of the state’s largest public health department, Douglas has endured a nearly-endless … more

ACLU files lawsuit against Douglas County School District, sheriff's office

The America Civil Liberties Union of Colorado and a Douglas County mother are suing the Douglas County School District, Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock and three school resource officers for a … more

Douglas County Schools look to sell land at Toepfer Park

Douglas County School District's plan to sell donated land in Highlands Ranch faces questions and concerns. The school district requested that Douglas County turn over the deed to the 10-acre … more

Recall proponents suspending effort to oust Douglas County School Board directors

The man spearheading a recall of four Douglas County School Board members says he is suspending the effort after directors voted to send middle and high schools back to 100% in-person learning. … more

Douglas County School Board approves full, in-person learning for secondary students

A plan to send Douglas County middle and high schools back to in-person learning, five days a week has now received the stamp of approval from board directors, as well as support from principals and … more

Douglas County Schools superintendent recommending in-person learning

Douglas County Schools interim Superintendent Corey Wise hopes to see middle and high schools resume in-person learning, five days a week in March. Wise announced in a Feb. 25 letter to the … more

Douglas County School District's lack of diversity poses challenges for Black students

Max Malone and his family moved from Denver to Castle Rock after his family weathered financial struggles, hoping the town could provide a less stressful environment for his younger siblings. Instead … more

Black educators urge culture shift in Douglas County School District

Last year, in the span of three months, the Douglas County School District saw every person of color in its cabinet — the highest level of district administration beneath the board of education — … more

Recall proponents circulating petitions to oust DCSD directors

A group seeking to recall four Douglas County School Board directors has begun circulating petitions. The group Road2Recall announced volunteers began gathering signatures on Feb. 19 in an effort to … more

Young artist's work featured in J.K. Rowling book

Abiyana Holmes, 11, a student at Eldorado Elementary in Highlands Ranch, has been drawing pictures since she could hold a pencil. So when her friend told her that Scholastic was holding a competition … more
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