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Douglas County School District

Douglas County School District
Douglas County School District

Drew Litton: All the learning isn’t happening in the classroom


Douglas County commissioners vote to opt out of Tri-County student mask order

“By opting out of this public health order, we will be securing the blessings of liberty,” Commissioner George Teal said during the meeting.


“Surrounded by toxicity”: As Colorado schools reopen, pandemic-fueled politics overwhelm classrooms

The school year is starting off in turmoil as mask mandates in some districts divide families and educators.


Many Colorado students are back in class, but the state’s expanded school COVID testing program won’t start for weeks

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is behind schedule to sign contracts for a weekly COVID-19 rapid testing program available to schools statewide


Douglas County School District town hall on COVID-19 plans turns raucous

The crowd first erupted with boos when Superintendent Corey Wise displayed a slide saying the district is recommending universal masking when school begins next week


Backlash stalled Douglas County School District’s plans to conduct diversity and equity training, records show

The Gemini Group, a consulting firm based in Denver, became a lightning rod in April and May as some community members argued their trainings were evidence the district was teaching critical race theory


Douglas County School District’s equity policy keeps drawing parent blowback

A handful of parents even say they are pulling children out of Douglas County School District


Is remote learning here to stay? Many, but not all, Colorado schools will offer online classes this fall.

More than 700 Jeffco Public Schools students are enrolled in the district’s new online program for next year, while some rural schools are prioritizing in-person learning.


Lawsuit filed in Colorado school arrest of 11-year-old autistic boy

The lawsuit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado


Schools teach and feed students. As hunger rises, Colorado is racing to ensure kids eat this summer.

The state is recruiting more support for its Summer Meals Program. Without help from communities, kids may go hungry come May.


Jeffco to adopt new reading curriculum, push more uniform approach

The switch will consume as much as 2% of Jeffco Schools' $806 million budget. And it's not the only large metro district out of compliance with state curriculum quality laws.


Roadmap to return Colorado students to school calls for more testing, contact tracing

Administrators think they can keep students, teachers and staff safe. The question, they say, is whether people outside of schools can control coronavirus' spread.


Colorado’s substitute teacher shortage, worsened by coronavirus, could force some schools to close. Again.

Districts are finding creative ways to fill the gap, leaning on their own teachers, administrators and even parents to sub


“At a breaking point”: Colorado schools plead for help as stress of pandemic teaching piles up

The start of school has been chaotic for districts amid the coronavirus crisis. Educators fear that without more support, students will be left behind.


Coronavirus closures: Denver-area districts cancel in-person classes the rest of the school year

The announcements follow a decision by Gov. Jared Polis to close schools for in-person instruction until at least April 30.


For Colorado’s youngest students, attention span is just as important as academics in remote learning

As school districts shift to online learning in response to the coronavirus, technology will be critical in maintaining classroom relationships


STEM School Highlands Ranch security guard reaches agreement with DA for firing gun, wounding students

Shamson Sundara was not supposed to have a gun on campus. He fired two rounds during the May 7 attack on the school.

Crime and Courts

Carman: If it weren’t for Megan Rapinoe, we’d be up “Schitt’s Creek”

Opinion Columns

Denver oilman Alex Cranberg and his partner secured huge Ukraine drilling deal after push from Rick Perry

Cranberg, a major Republican party donor, has supported Douglas County's controversial private-school voucher program

Politics and Government

STEM School guard who accidentally shot student while trying to stop May attack wasn’t supposed to be armed

The Colorado Sun learned of the school's stipulation to BOSS High Level Security through an open records request. The guard's possession of a gun during the May 7 mass shooting may have violated Douglas County School District policy.

Sun Investigation
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