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Cyberbullying can take lasting toll on teens

Camryn Cowdin was checking her Facebook page when she saw hateful posts from a person she considered a friend. Her name was never used, but she knew the words were about her. “He would directly …
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The positives: keeping in touch, finding support

With an enrollment that surpasses 2,000 kids, it’s unlikely Brett Siebert will run into friends between classes as he rushes through the busy hallways at Castle View High School in Castle Rock. To …
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Sexting poses legal, psychological risks for teens

When Douglas County Deputy Jay Martin first started teaching about relationships, digital safety and substance abuse prevention, maybe one high school student in each of his classes would raise his …
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Schools test out cellphone, technology bans

Last year, after seeing students exchanging hurtful messages online, Kendra Hossfeld, principal of North Star Academy in Parker, challenged her eighth-graders to a “detox week” free of device …

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‘Survive today and have an amazing future’

As students trickle into Bas Wolf’s classroom at Highlands Ranch High School, he greets each one by name, asks how they are. Sometimes, a hug accompanies the greeting. “Star Wars” posters, …
Education
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How to help kids manage the digital world

The answer isn’t simple, but educators and mental health professionals agree that steps can be taken to combat the adverse affects of social media use. Setting screen time limits, along with …

Teachers protest funding gap, some PERA changes at Capitol

Performances of teachers singing a 1980s rock hit in protest have swept the nation — from Oklahoma to West Virginia to Kentucky — and now, the show came to Colorado. “We're not gonna take it …

Colleagues of superintendent selection Tucker applaud his leadership

Tom Burton, associate superintendent of Princeton City Schools, recalls a time when he was eating at a restaurant with his superintendent, Thomas Tucker. An employee and former student approached …

Community members weigh in on board's superintendent decision

For many community members, the Douglas County School Board's selection of Thomas Tucker as permanent superintendent is another affirmation of the positive direction the school district is heading. …

Douglas County School Board's choice for new superintendent is leader of district in Cincinnati

He's trustworthy, student-centered, an inspiration, a lifelong learner. That's how Douglas County School Board members described their choice for the district's new superintendent. At a special …
Business

Media company Redbarre backs out of Parker plans

Media and technology company Redbarre announced April 12 that it will not proceed with building a $1 billion digital media campus in Parker, citing “an impasse with the landowner.” In …

Castle Rock considers $72 million downtown development

A proposed $72 million development that would bring condominiums, office space, retail and both public and private parking to the heart of downtown Castle Rock gained momentum after both the town …

Orvis event will get fly fishermen ready for spring season

Get ready to fill your fly boxes for the start of spring fishing with an all-day fly-tying extravaganza. Twenty-four of the biggest names in fly tying will give away their fly fishing and tying …

Specialized yoga for trauma victims coming to Castle Rock

Denise Kullman tries to help people suffering from any number of traumas through her work as a neurofeedback technician, but in March, she's taking a new approach. Kullman, who works at LiveFree …

Toastmasters explains move from California to Douglas County

When Toastmasters International announced in October the nonprofit planned to relocate its global headquarters from California to unincorporated northern Douglas County, it marked the culmination of …
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