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Douglas County School District admin, mental health program honored for service to students

A Douglas County School District program aimed at supporting students experiencing trauma and one of the program's leaders received accolades at the county and national level for their positive … more

Teachers protest order to reorganize Adams 14 district

The next installment of the dispute between the Adams 14 School District and the Colorado board of education was in the form of a Nov. 19 rally outside Adams City High School. About 30 teachers … more

Small-town football: A different game, a different level of interest

STRATTON – On the Eastern Plains, football is a special breed of cat. Or eagle, as the case may be. Tucked away north of Interstate 70, an hour or so east of Limon and two or so stops … more

Education leaders discuss equity, injustice

Making the education system equitable is no easy feat, but education leaders across Colorado continue to push for positive change and share the lessons they’ve learned in hopes of creating a … more

Douglas County School District plans for universal preschool

Ahead of the launch of state-funded universal pre-kindergarten in 2023-24, the Douglas County School District is working out its role in the new program.  During the Nov. 15 board meeting, … more

RE-8 board to continue school safety discussions

Discussion about school security in the Weld Re-8 School District Nov. 10 ranged from arming teachers to bringing in armed security guards to leaving security in the hands of those with professional … more

Adams 14 teachers union, Together Colorado to host anti-district reorganization rally

The Adams 14 School District teachers union and Together Colorado started a new community campaign to stop the reorganization of the school district and to shift narratives around the … more

As school measure fails, Kane vows to return next year

Douglas County School District’s $60 million mill levy override and $450 million bond questions is not fairing well as early vote tallies are being released. In the initial release of … more

Douglas County school board lays out legislative priorities

Discussion from Douglas County School Board members indicates they will underscore the importance of local control and school and parent choice in any upcoming legislation on education.  more

Big send-off for Thimmig student, big Tampa Bay Bucs fan w/video

THORNTON – Members of the Brighton, Commerce City and Thornton police departments were on hand at Thimmig Elementary School Nov. 3. Students from all three 27J Schools’ high schools … more

Douglas County Schools superintendent hopeful voters will pass bond, mill levy override

With less than two weeks until the election, Douglas County School District Superintendent Erin Kane is feeling positive about the fate of the $60 million mill levy override and $450 million bond on … more

In Douglas County, voters will decide whether teachers get 9% pay bump

Lucy Squire just marked her 18th year as a teacher at Copper Mesa Elementary School in Douglas County. One of the things she has that many teachers here and around Colorado don’t is a home. more

Adams 14 receives notice of reorganization

The Colorado Department of Education sent a notice to Adams School District 14 requiring it to begin a reorganization process. It will involve this school district plus Mapleton Public Schools, Adams … more

Douglas County schools accused of ‘woke ideology’ in voter guide that gets no fact check

A slew of misinformation and an accusation of woke ideology indoctrination were published in the Douglas County TABOR book sent to all voters in the section on the Douglas County School District bond and mill levy override. more

Inside Jeffco Kids First, and Ganahl's furor over students

Over the summer, the members of a Facebook group called Jeffco Kids First began shifting their  concern away from pandemic policies in  schools to identities it deemed disruptive to learning. A leading voice in the group told parents to empower their children to find “furries,” kids who dress up in animal accessories, and to record them.  more

DCSD considers unique charter partnership

Douglas County School District is considering a pilot program with Leman Academy of Excellence to exchange land for the charter’s second location and receive space at the school to offer offer center-based programming for students with disabilities. more

Douglas County School District to engage community on equity policy

In a split vote, the Douglas County Board of Education directed the superintendent to compile recommendations to change the equity policy and present them in March. During the Sept. 27 meeting, … more

Douglas County School Board shoots down proposed policy changes

A proposal to require a supermajority of Douglas County school board members to approve or amend district policies failed to gain board approval. more

Classes continue at Fort Lupton High School despite circulated threats

The Weld Re-8 School District became the latest in a series of school districts to face rumored threats to school safety.   In a district website post Sept. 23, Weld Re-8 Superintendent … more

Adams City HS gets all-clear for regular day Sept. 22

Adams City High School students returned to class Sept. 22 after an unsubstantiated threat closed the building the day before. A combined investigation between Adams  District 14 officials … more
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