Douglas County School District
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.
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
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.
A slain deputy. A political brawl. A school shooting: How Sheriff Tony Spurlock is handling years of turmoil
Spurlock, the target of a recall effort, says the past several years have been the most trying of his 40-year career in law enforcement. “I’d be OK if I forgot it,” he says of some of the trauma.
STEM School, site of fatal shooting, secures five-year charter renewal after contentious battle
The Douglas County Public Schools superintendent will conduct a two-year compliance review to make sure the institution has addressed safety concerns
STEM School has until June 29 to allay concerns and secure extended charter reauthorization
Huge crowd of parents lines up to support 5-year extension. But some worry administrators are using tragedy to deflect scrutiny of safety, finances and child-abuse allegations.
Douglas County School Board may put STEM School, site of fatal shooting, on short leash
School board will decide Tuesday night whether to restrict charter to one year to address threat-assessment reporting, handling of child abuse allegations and other issues
Colorado’s kindergarten landscape will even out, with benefits flowing to state’s wealthiest, poorest families
A decade after some districts pushed back against Gov. Ritter's full-day kindergarten plan, most consider it essential.