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Douglas County School District
November 11, 2015
Dougco sues state in enrollment count dispute
The Douglas County school district has made good on its threat to sue the state Department of Education in a $4.2 million dispute over counting of high school students.
November 4, 2015
Why Colorado conservative education reformers lost Tuesday
All the elections had their own quirks, players and storylines. But common themes bound the losses together.
November 4, 2015
Ideological tides shift in four key districts
The tale of Tuesday’s changes in school board politics was told in four key districts, Jefferson County, Douglas County, Thompson and Colorado Springs District 11.
Updated November 4, 2015
Dougco board incumbents go down to defeat
The three challengers for seats on the Douglas County school board ousted conservative incumbents in Tuesday's election.
November 3, 2015
Five things to watch on Election Day
Key issues to be decided in Tuesday's election include the Jefferson County recall, the makeup of Denver, Aurora and Douglas County school boards, and a Brighton bond.
October 31, 2015
Dougco incumbents raise modest money, but reports don’t tell full story
Three incumbents seeking election to the Douglas County school board have raised about $12,000 in contributions, compared to a some $64,000 for their challengers.
October 30, 2015
Smoke screen of outside money, complex disclosure laws obscure spending in school board races
Good luck if you’re trying to follow the money in Colorado’s school board races. Spending by outside groups and inconsistencies in state law make it hard to do.
October 20, 2015
Dougco incumbents tout district success, challengers criticize board culture
Familiar divisions over teacher morale and pay, board openness and district spending were highlighted at a Douglas County school board candidate forum.
school choice battle
September 2, 2015
Douglas County School District to appeal voucher case to U.S. Supreme Court
Coming off a loss at Colorado's highest court, the Douglas County School District announced it will seek a U.S. Supreme Court review of its controversial voucher program.
June 29, 2015
Douglas County officials might seek U.S. Supreme Court decision on voucher program
ACLU legal director says the nation's highest court is a long shot.
June 29, 2015
Douglas County voucher program unconstitutional, Supreme Court rules
The state's highest court has ruled the Douglas County Schools voucher program is unconstitutional because it provides funding to religious schools.
June 25, 2015
Dougco threatens state in enrollment count dispute
Leaders of the Douglas County School District say they’ll sue the Colorado Department of Education in a $4.2 million dispute over counting of high school enrollment.
February 12, 2015
Dougco joins the testing waiver parade
The Douglas County Schools have filed a “just in case” request for a waiver from statewide testing with the Department of Education.
December 19, 2014
Readers: Dougco voucher case should be decided on law, not ideology
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December 10, 2014
In Douglas County voucher case, Supreme Court wonders what defines a public school
The oral arguments centered around whether the program violates the state's school funding and charter school laws, whether the program is designed to benefit the student or religious institutions, and whether the plaintiffs — a group of parents and taxpayers — have legal standing to challenge the program.
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