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Douglas County School Distirct
Updated May 9, 2019
‘Nothing makes me feel safe.’ How Colorado educators and parents are processing yet another school shooting
Our survey of Colorado parents and educators found frustration, fear, and resignation over the shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch.
June 22, 2018
When Denver stopped lunch-shaming, debt from unpaid meals skyrocketed
After the Denver school district outlawed lunch-shaming last fall, debt from unpaid lunches ballooned.
October 27, 2017
Watchdog group files complaint in Douglas County school board election
The union said the double reporting is an error and is attempting to clear it up with the secretary of state's office.
September 11, 2017
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to visit Colorado this week
The department declined to identify which Colorado schools — public or private — DeVos will visit, saying that announcement will come Tuesday.
back to the future
June 27, 2017
Colorado Supreme Court ordered to reconsider Douglas County school voucher case
The edict comes a day after the nation’s highest court issued a ruling on a case that touched on similar issues.
digging into discipline
May 19, 2017
Jeffco Public Schools suspended an average of four young students a day last year — and district officials are paying attention
Jeffco Public Schools, Colorado's second largest school district, hands out many more suspensions to early elementary students than most other large districts.
SCOTUS on IDEA
March 22, 2017
U.S. Supreme Court, in landmark decision, strengthens rights for students with disabilities
Students with learning disabilities are due “appropriately ambitious” education plans that ensure they will advance through public schools similarly to other students.
year in review
December 19, 2016
Movers and shakers: Significant comings and goings in Colorado education in 2016
Turnover in the education commissioner job, a sabbatical for Denver's schools chief and upheaval in suburban school district leadership marked 2016.
hold on a minute
August 3, 2016
Douglas County’s revived voucher program put on hold
The program, which was set to go into effect this fall, would have allowed up to 500 Douglas County students to attend non-religious private schools using tax dollars.
June 1, 2016
Why Aurora’s superintendent wants to close HOPE Online’s campuses in his district
Munn’s proposal raises a decade-old question in Colorado and around the nation about the quality of instruction that online schools provide.
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