Elected in 2019, Elizabeth Hanson says case where 8th grader was pulled from school after racist attacks on social media is not isolated.
Littwin: DougCo school board saved students from CRT. But somehow racism survived.
A Castle Rock Middle School student has had to leave school over racist threats. His family now says they don’t feel safe in Castle Rock.
Douglas County School District settles discrimination claims with former superintendent for more than $800K
$800,000 deal with Corey Wise includes pay owed him as part of his superintendent contract.
Former Douglas County Superintendent Corey Wise sues school district, alleging retaliation and discrimination
Corey Wise has broken his silence — and the ousted superintendent is suing his former employers alleging retaliation, discrimination and that his infamous firing was illegal. The former Douglas County School District superintendent filed a lawsuit April 13 with the Colorado Civil Rights Division and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He claims the Douglas County […]
Opinion: The blatant dishonesty of the Douglas County school board
Public officials inevitably serve as role models. When in the public eye, “the whole world is watching.” That includes children. Today’s youth can learn to respect adults with authority and follow their example, or they can become disenchanted due to dishonesty and corruption. So it is incredibly disappointing how blatantly dishonest the Douglas County School […]
Political swings on Colorado school boards spark level of antagonism not seen since desegregation
Julie Hensley believes her SUV was targeted because of the cheery blue-and-yellow “Come Together” message spray-painted on her back window. The special education teacher at Legend High School in Parker was already at her desk at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday when the hallways began to buzz with word that teachers’ cars were slapped with flyers: […]
Littwin: All it took was hours of dysfunction for the DougCo school board to fire a superintendent
In a bizarre and potentially devastating Douglas County emergency school board meeting Friday night, the newly elected 4-3 conservative majority did exactly as expected. The DougCo Four voted to fire Superintendent Corey Wise. They made the move over the loud objections of teachers, staff, many parents and, of course, the holdover three school board members. […]
Nicolais: DougCo Board of Education fails to make the Wise choice
A little over three months since being elected, the new conservative majority on the Douglas County Board of Education has thrown the district into tumult. Classes were canceled Thursday after more than 1,500 people — nearly half the district staff — called in absent and protested recent actions of the school board. If the board […]
Douglas County School Board fires superintendent Corey Wise in 4-3 vote
In a 4-3 vote Friday night, the Douglas County School Board moved to fire Superintendent Corey Wise. The decision came after school board member David Ray made a motion to postpone an official vote in favor of allowing more time to discuss Wise’s future and give the public a chance to comment. Ray’s measure failed […]
The superintendent of the Douglas County School District forges ahead amid whirlwind
Roughly seven years ago, Corey Wise was making the leap from high school principal in the Douglas County School District to working in central administration. He hoped the new role wasn’t his last stop in a public education system. One day, Wise said, he wanted to be a superintendent. Little could he know that opportunity […]