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Douglas County School District

Douglas County School District
Douglas County School District

Down 12 teachers, an Alamosa school drafted everyone they could to teach — including the principal

A statewide substitute teacher shortage has worsened amid the pandemic, leaving schools desperate to fill classrooms when teachers are out. On days they can’t, closing is a possibility.

Education

Douglas County health board, faced with lawsuit, is no longer allowing schools to opt out of mask mandates

'There’s nothing left to sue us about,' health board president said

Coronavirus

Douglas County’s conservative challengers likely to win school board race

Three of their four opponents conceding defeat in interviews with Colorado Community Media

Education

Federal judge temporarily blocks Douglas County mask-rule exemption

U.S. District Judge John Kane ordered the newly-formed Douglas County Health Department not to enforce the public health order for at least 14 days

Health

Douglas County School District sues its new county health department over masks

The lawsuit asks the courts to block enforcement of the county's health order, which also limits quarantines for people exposed to COVID-19

Health

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

Opinion

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.

News

“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.

Education

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

Education

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

Education

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

Education

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

Education

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.

Education

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

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

Education

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.

Education

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.

Education

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.

Education

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

Education

“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.

Education

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.

Education
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