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February 2015

Online list gives three DougCo schools an A+

Chaparral student boosts teachers

January 2015

Local officials share views on constituent concerns

 

Schools host meetings on capital needs

 

Area leaders put face on pro-fracking effort

 

Douglas County GOP contingent optimistic as session begins

 

Pair of testing reduction bills pop up in Senate

 

Task force recommends reducing Colorado testing burden

 

Letter to the editor: Restoring trust through surveys

 

Part 3 of 3: Perspectives vary on information flow

 

ThunderRidge senior to represent state in D.C.

 

School board presidents’ meeting sparks concern

 

Part 2 of 3: Local officials share views on constituent concerns

 

School board wants waiver from state test

 

Board member sees value in school mosque visit

 

Innovative school honored by Apple

 

Architects show design for new Parker elementary school

 

New lawmaker seeks big changes

 

Should high school athletes specialize in one sport?

 

Letter to the Editor: Setting record straight on Douglas County school ratings

 

Testing task force report, recommendations released

 

Test kids less so they can learn more, Colorado task force says

 

Colorado task force urges recommendations in state testing


Your Voice: Patriotism, pinching pennies and crumbling public schools

Colorado Board of Education votes to give districts opt-out on tests
Are Dougco teachers satisfied? Unlikely
Consultant mixed on school changes
Vying to have voices heard
Your Voice: Coincidence or quid pro quo in the Douglas County School District?
No timeline for school survey

Mile High Academy set to move in

December 2014

Re: “Support pay for performance,” Nov. 24 guest commentary
Lesson from Dougco schools on pay for performance
Twelve Ways to Kill Understanding by Design from the Start
Douglas County voucher case heads for Colorado Supreme Court
Teachers share excitement with board
Douglas County vouchers argued before Colorado Supreme Court
Colorado’s High Court Hears School Voucher Case
Voucher case goes before Colorado Supreme Court
Colorado’s Supreme Court hears Douglas County school voucher case
Sexting investigations open at two high schools
Planned charter school loses hoped-for site
Voucher program debated in state’s top court
Charter school breaks ground in Castle Rock

November 2014

Voucher case set for state’s top court
Colorado Supreme Court to hear Dougco voucher case arguments in December
Dougco Schools Will Defend Right To Continue Religious Fundraisers
Beloved Highlands Ranch teacher dies
CU South Denver plans for future
Curriculum evaluation and AP U.S. History
Performing arts school winding through process
Two Colorado high schools expect mass opt-outs from tests this week
State tests meet student resistance
Students and parents united in anti-testing stand
Hundreds of high school seniors refuse to take new state standardized exam
The Colorado Department of Education gives Douglas County the highest accreditation rating.
DCSD rejoins state group
SkyView students have warm hearts
Ranch View math lessons take wing
District’s state ranking moves to top

October 2014

State Board of Ed: U.S. ended slavery voluntarily
Your Voice: Time for the whole truth in Douglas County School District
Room for improvement in science, social studies test results
Board looks at change in charter process
School board members concerned about AP U.S. History
School district, state differ on legal opinion
The Trouble with Safe Districts
Ranks of suburban poor rise in well-to-do Douglas County
Humanist Group Sues Colorado School District for Promoting Christianity Through Its Programs
Colorado Superintendent of the Year Announcement
Colorado School District Promotes Christianity, Humanist Group Files Lawsuit
Your Voice: Many tricks, few treats in Douglas County School District
School district could rejoin state group
Humanist group files suit against school district
Franktown teen killed in crash
Parents get help in choosing schools
Charter high school proposed
Group brainstorms school solutions
Top district communications employee departs
Superintendents vent on testing and about the legislature
Reformers, unions spending big on Democratic State Board candidates
School leaders want fewer laws, more funding

September 2014

Parents share frustrations about school
Union leader critical of education reform
School board to seek state waiver
School lunch serves up state’s best
Charter high school opens in Parker
Meet Nina Jarnot
Your Voice: Dougco Schools past vs present

August 2014

Longer classes, shorter lunch set for Ponderosa
Education funding all over the map
Legal fees in campaign complaint top $113,000
Your Voice: How does the Douglas County board of education sleep at night?
Letter to the editor: Time for new direction
Your Voice: Pet projects and priorities in Douglas County School District
Your Voice: Where is our leadership for public education
Some Douglas County schools get early jump on new year

July 2014

Union president’s address creates debate
Your Voice: Superpowers in Douglas County School District
Board adopts resolution on lunch opt-out

June 2014

Arbitrator backs teachers’ union on sick leave
Schools’ capital-needs backlog drives up cost
Letter to the editor: School board member the one who misleads
Victim’s parents sue school district, leaders
Charter to focus on earning college credit
Your Voice: The bully pulpit in Douglas County School District
Your Voice: Douglas County students deserve better

May 2014

McMinimee named Jeffco superintendent
School Voucher Program a Hit
Union wants state to review teacher-evaluation system
Douglas County school employees to get raises of 3 percent, on average
Parents march in search of answers
Rock Ridge principal on leave for alleged misconduct
Englewood School District new assistant superintendent comes from Douglas schoolsEnglewood
Douglas County shadow over potential Jeffco schools superintendent
School district to showcase reforms
Jeffco superintendent finalist faces tricky road ahead
Four local students receive Boettcher scholarships

April 2014

Douglas County voucher plan draws private schools in
Emotional ‘Unplugged’ meeting has upbeat ending
School forums aimed at safeguarding kids

March 2014

Douglas County School district: scholarships, not vouchers
District survey still being weighed
Your Voice: Let the sun shine in Douglas County School District
Educators: Let’s go above Common Core
Require recording of all school board sessions
Apple Award winner teaches skills for a lifetime
Board vote bonds traditional opponents
School board proposes new change to public comment
Board member drafting policy in wake of vote
Public comment policy changes at school board meetings
Robbins chosen as new school board member
Douglas County proposes new facility for special education

February 2014

‘It absolutely can happen here’
Letter to the editor: Bravo to school coverage
Suicide prevention commission proposed
Colorado Should Replace PARCC testing with ACT Inspire
My School Board Wish List
Bill to slow Colorado’s adoption of Common Core dies in committee
DougCo authorities increasing patrols around schools after threats
Board executive sessions bill bares partisan divisions
School board transparency bill jumps first hurdle
Caldwell: Closed-door school board meetings should be recorded
Douglas County School District seeks public relations help
School board transparency bill moves forward
Douglas County district appeals ruling on violation of campaign laws
Douglas County School District to appeal ruling of campaign finance violations
Douglas County school bus involved in collision, three hurt
11 vie for vacant Douglas County Board of Education seat
Former STEM teachers air concerns
School safety: It takes a team
Your Voice: Where have all the tax dollars for Douglas County School District gone?
Parents left waiting in halls at board meeting
School board meeting attendance capped

January 2014

Backlash against Common Core education standards surfaces in Colorado
‘It absolutely can happen here’
Letter to the editor: Bravo to school coverage
Suicide prevention commission proposed
Colorado Should Replace PARCC testing with ACT Inspire
My School Board Wish List
Bill to slow Colorado’s adoption of Common Core dies in committee
DougCo authorities increasing patrols around schools after threats
Board executive sessions bill bares partisan divisions
School board transparency bill jumps first hurdle
Caldwell: Closed-door school board meetings should be recorded
Douglas County School District seeks public relations help
School board transparency bill moves forward
Douglas County district appeals ruling on violation of campaign laws
Douglas County School District to appeal ruling of campaign finance violations
Douglas County school bus involved in collision, three hurt
11 vie for vacant Douglas County Board of Education seat
Former STEM teachers air concerns
School safety: It takes a team
Your Voice: Where have all the tax dollars for Douglas County School District gone?
Parents left waiting in halls at board meeting
School board meeting attendance capped
School board to limit crowds at meetings
To Unite Requires Action
Douglas County School Board Member Williams Resigns
Illegal behavior needs accountability
Judge’s Ruling May Impact Allegations
Carroll: Douglas County School District crossed line with third-party report

12/30/2013

Denver, TUSD, Koch Brothers, Bill Bennett

12/28/2013

Suburban Denver School Foundation Charged with Political Electioneering

12/27/2013

Judge: Colorado District Broke State Campaign Laws With ‘Hess Report’

Douglas County School Board disputes campaign finance ruling; Judge accuses board of breaking law

Judge Rules School District Violated Campaign Laws

Judge: Douglas County school district violated fair campaign laws

12/26/2013

Judge Rules District Violated Campaign Act with Report

12/18/2013

Northridge Elementary students pay tribute to retiring principal

Mountain Vista student journalists garner national award

12/11/2013

Ruling on campaign allegations pending

12/10/2013

Judge hears case against Douglas County schools over campaign laws  

12/9/2013

Hearing reveals actions before school election

11/20/2013

Education: School chiefs share concerns at forum

11/19/2013

Your Voice: Douglas County Democratic chair reflects on school board election

Amid angst over standardized tests, some parents say “no thanks”

11/13/2013

Thoughts on the 2013 election

11/11/2013

Douglas County turnout likely set off-year record

District says high school students aren’t limited

Students Views Vary About Schedule

11/5/2013

Forget Chris Christie: 5 Under the Radar Races

11/1/2013

Decreased graduation requirements at issue

10/31/2013

Which slate do you support in the Douglas County School Board election?

10/30/13

Your Voice: Douglas County School District superintendent asked to submit resignation

Dark Forces At Work in the Douglas County School Board Races: Why YOU Should Care

Your Voice: Teachers out, Gessler in = bad new math for Douglas County students

10/29/2013

Colorado governor candidate redirects volunteers to Douglas County races

Scott Gessler switches focus to Douglas County school board races, critics cry foul

Douglas County: The Calvary is Coming!

10/26/2013

Dougco school board should be nonpartisan

10/23/2013

Candidate alleges campaign violation

Your Voice: Former School District Leader Ensures Taxpayer Money Keeps Flowing from DCSD to Emergenetics International

Suburban Denver School Foundation Challenged with Political Electioneering

10/22/2013

Douglas County School Board Races Expose Deep Divisions in the Community

School district’s ranking stirs contention

10/21/2013

Douglas County parents leading grassroots campaign to defeat the incumbents (Video)

Douglas County parents leading grassroots campaign to defeat the incumbents 

10/20/2013

Should Douglas County Retain its Current School Board

10/19/2013

Current board is failing us

10/18/2013

Campaign funds tell different stories in Douglas County School Board race

Parental discontent in Dougco school district

10/17/13

Your Voice: An in-depth look at Doug Benevento’s guest commentary in the Denver Post, “Dougco schools leading the way”

Handful of donors dominate contributions in key districts

Q&As with candidates for Douglas County School Board

10/16/13

Guilty! But, never again!

Campaign funds tell different stories in school board race

The Reformers’ movie and Douglas County school board candidate forum dates

10/15/2013

What value does Douglas County get from a superintendent in the national spotlight?

Colorado School Board Election Garners National Attention

Your Voice: Douglas County school board election has me feeling mad and hopeful

10/14/2013

Douglas County CO School Board election continues to be controversial

Former School Officials Draft Suggested Policies in Douglas County

10/13/2013

Open Letter to Future County Boards of Education

10/10/2013

Open Letter to the Good People of Douglas County

10/9/2013

Future of DougCo Public Schools Decided Behind Closed Doors

Union accuses Douglas County School District of Collusion 

School foundation’s role in campaign questioned

DougCo School Board Election Gets National Attention

10/7/2013

Grinches Disrupt Park Gathering

Parents’ Rally Brings in National Speakers

10/4/2013

Your Voice: Why I Walk for Douglas County School District

10/1/2013

Grand Junction Sentinel: (printed letters)

9/30/2013

Ralliers demand school board, district changes

Radio show cut ignites candidate controversy

Expanded school communications come with a cost

9/29/2013

 See how your district’s funding would change under SB 13-213

9/27/2013

Who Will Fight for Public Education

9/26/2013

High-profile speaker is paid school-foundation consultant

Education speaker lauds school reforms

Your Voice: Mama bear takes a stand against DCSD BOE

9/25/2012

Thar’s Choice in Them Thar Hills

9/24/2013

 Variety of groups joining school fray

9/20/2013

Candidate Wants to Re-engage Public

 School reform on conference agenda

9/19/2013

Pirates prompt high school lockout

9/18/2013

School board member says work remains

9/17/2013

School district convoy brings stranded students home

Think Tank Helps Fund School-Board Backers

9/12/2013

Candidate well-versed in challenges

9/10/2013

Education Notebook: Douglas County Turmoil, Charter School Teachers, Parenting Without Borders

9/9/2013

YOUR VOICE: Douglas County School Board

Five Candidate Forums Set

Despite candidate conflicts, DCSD forum is a go

9/5/2013

Grinch’ Protestors Were Paid Teens

9/4/2013

Douglas County assigns more money to pay raises, schools

9/3/2013

Video: The Reformers takes on controversial Douglas County School Board

9/2/2013

Douglas County teachers union to challenge evaluation system

8/30/2013

NPE Candidate Battles Koch Brothers in Douglas County Colorado

8/29/2013

Douglas County School District: My Race to Understand

8/28/2013

School District’s Voucher Program Parallels National Effort

8/26/2013

Douglas County schools pilot color-coded student personality tests

8/23/2013

Group’s Ad Campaign Backs School Changes

8/22/2013

Petition decries politics in school elections

TCAP Scores Not as Bright After Correction

Parents welcome back DougCo teachers and staff

8/21/2013

Editorial: Local Politics Better Without Partisanship

8/19/2013

Candidate field changes as election draws closer

Local Republicans endorse candidates

August 9, 2013

Larkspur Woman Joins School Board Race

August 7, 2013

Teachers, Parents Scold School Board

August 5, 2013

Incumbent Addresses Campaign Donations

School District Ready to Kick Off Year

July 30, 2013

Republicans Interview School Candidates

July 21, 2013

Roxborough Woman Seeks School Board Post

 July 19, 2013

YOUR VOICE: DCSD is Neither Financially Responsible or Transparent

School Citizens’ Committee Forming

July 18, 2013

Phone Survey on Schools Flawed, Many Say

School Board Opposes Common Core

July 17, 2013

Time to Address Parent Concerns

School Board President Accused of Crashing Meeting

July 15, 2013

School Security Ready for Rollout

July 4, 2013

Is Douglas County School District really a leader? (2 letters) 

July 1, 2013

Promoting Adult Agendas Over What is Best for Students, 

Opinion: Can You Handle the Truth? 

June 30, 2013

Transparency Takes a Back Seat to Politics in Dougco 

June 25, 2013

School board election gearing up

June 20, 2013

School-reform skeptics book speakers

Two charters gain conditional approval

June 18, 2013

Advocate to advise school board candidates

June 14, 2013

Protesters picket school fundraiser

Teacher re-evaluations don’t ease concerns

School fundraiser draws about 200

June 12, 2013

Fads vs real reform

Douglas County Schools: Teaching time down in high schools

June 10, 2013

Targeting Douglas County teacher pay in Colorado (5 letters)

June 7, 2013

The new crop

June 4, 2013

Voices: Reflections from a Dougco parent

June 2, 2013

Disparities in Douglas County schools teacher evaluations draw fire

May 30, 2013

Teacher issues spark another protest

District, union clash over market- based salary plan in Douglas County

May 29, 2013

Tale of two districts in one county

May 28, 2013

Parker woman runs for school board

Sick-leave change hurt, plaintiff says

May 23, 2013

High school block schedule working, district says

High teacher ratings scrutinized

May 17, 2013

District says evaluation process not set in stone

Teachers have mixed feelings on evaluations

Most teachers rated effective

May 10, 2013

Teachers, classrooms to get more money

May 9, 2013

School board opposes funding bill

May 7, 2013

We’re not in Kansas, school board

May 6, 2013

Last education bill get cleared out

May 5, 2013 

Douglas County School District: Phys Ed teachers are WORTH less.

May 3, 2013

Niche approach to bring change to some schools

Survey says teachers largely happy

Teaching crosses cultural boundaries

April 29, 2013

School leaders mixed on block schedule

April 25, 2013

Senator Harvey Wonders What is Going on in the Douglas County School District

April 24, 2013

Are Douglas County commissioners retaliating against library employees?

Merit aid passes, Dougco bill dies

April 17, 2013

 School board tips had to Thatcher

April 12, 2013

ACLU nudges voucher case forward

ACLU petitions Colorado Supreme Court to overturn Douglas County school voucher decision

Civil liberties groups challenge Dougco voucher ruling

April 11, 2013

Charge against filmmaker dropped

Douglas County prosecutors drop charges against filmmaker

Plaintiffs in Douglas County school voucher fight turn to high court

April 9, 2013

 School legislation rankles Douglas board

April 5, 2013

Think tank linked to survey on schools

March 26, 2013

School board bumps transparency to A-

March 21, 2013

Voucher fight moving forward

March 15, 2013

School board reacts to ‘D’ for transparency

Physician named to school board

11th graders plan for college

February 28, 2013

9 News: Court Overturns Block of School Voucher Program

Denver Post: Court Overturns Block of School Voucher Program

7 News: Court Overturns Block of Douglas County Schools School Voucher Program 

Appeals Court Upholds School Vouchers in Douglas County

The Denver Post:  Ruling, Choice System is Legal

February 26, 2013

Board Opening Draws 15 Candidate

Teachers Zero in on Targets

Apple Awards Shine for Educators, Staff

February 23, 2013

Teachers’ Pay Changes will Vary

February 22, 2013

CNN: Douglas County School District in Turmoil

February 20, 2013

School board gets bright financial news

February 19, 2013

New County Republican Chairman Focused

Douglas County Schools to give pay hike, but union calls it a mirage

February 15, 2013

Douglas County teachers’ union sues district (Denver Post)

Douglas County teachers file lawsuit against the district (9News)

Union sues school district (Our Colorado News)

February 12, 2013

Two apply for board vacancy

February 8, 2013

Schools credit rating comes with a price, critics say

January 2013

Voices: Lack of trust, transparency in Dougco

 

Previous Articles by Date

January 11, 2013

Douglas County School Board member resigns

January 10, 2013

Voices: Open letter to Douglas County

January 2, 2013

Voices: Dougco evals should follow state pilot

December 18, 2012

Voices: A parents lament about Dougco schools

Hypocrisy in Douglas County Schools PR campaign

December 14, 2012

Dougco board addresses principal shake-ups

December 10, 2012

School leadership gets armed guard

 

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