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Educating beyond academics: Schools seek right approach in social and emotional learning

Eighth-grader Kendall Meibos stepped shyly onto the stage at the Pepsi Center in Denver and peered over a lectern at the crowd around him. Filling stands typically reserved for Denver Nuggets or … more

Newly elected school board directors ready to work

Candidates who prevailed in the Douglas County School Board election say they are ready to start working on the issues they campaigned on. Among their top priorities — school safety and the … more

Douglas County High School honors veterans

Douglas County High School gathered students, staff and the community on Nov. 8 to honor veterans in an event that packed the school gymnasium. Students waved American flags, military uniforms dotted … more

School board president urges look at medical cannabis policy

Douglas County School Board President David Ray has promised that the board will review the district's medical marijuana policy during the next board meeting at the urging of a student who uses … more

School board candidates meet at student-organized forum

The six Douglas County School Board candidates talked fiscal plans, school security and what they believe are the most pressing issues facing the school district at a recent forum. The event was … more

School consultant offers guidance for Spanish speakers

Consultant Patsy Roybal recently worked with the Douglas County School District to provide families who are not proficient in English with resources and knowledge about their children’s education … more

Getting pumped up for Showdown

Many of the students at Castle View High School might not get excited about pep rallies, but they do get excited for Showdown. Showdown is the ultimate piece of Castle View culture — the event that … more

Schools expand outreach to families who speak Spanish

The Douglas County School District has used some funding from its English Language Proficiency Act Excellence Award to provide training for Spanish-speaking families in the district. The $130,000 … more

Q&As with the Douglas County School Board candidates

The six candidates for Douglas County School Board answered questions from Colorado Community Media on a variety of issues. To see where they stand on the issues, click on their name below.Andy … more

Kory Nelson: Douglas County School Board candidate, District F

City or town of residence: Parker Occupation: Attorney Campaign website/contact information: koryforschoolboard.com; koryforschoolboard@gmail.com Why are you seeking this office? My daughter and wife … more

David Ray: Douglas County School Board candidate, District F

City or town of residence: Parker Occupation: Retired educator/current board of education president Campaign website/contact information: davidrayforboe@gmail.com; www.davidrayforboe.com/ Why are … more

Franceen Thompson: Douglas County School Board candidate, District C

City or town of residence: Highlands Ranch Occupation: Financial specialist Campaign website/contact information: Franceen.us, franceen4­dcsd@gmail.com Why are you seeking this office? I felt … more

Susan Meek: Douglas County School Board candidate, District A

City or town of residence: Highlands Ranch Occupation: Director of Strategic Engagement & Communications at the Colorado Association of School Boards Campaign website/contact information: … more

Andy Jones: Douglas County School Board candidate, District A

City or town of residence: Highlands RanchOccupation: Airline pilotCampaign website/contact information: andy4schoolboard@gmail.com; andyforschoolboard.com Why are you seeking this office? I am … more

Elizabeth Hanson: Douglas County School Board candidate, District C

City or town of residence: Highlands Ranch Occupation: Employment attorney Campaign website/contact information: HansonforDCSD@gmail.com; www.HansonforDCSD.com Why are you seeking this office? I … more

High schools team up to present candidate forum

The speech and debate team at Ponderosa High School and the AP government class at Highlands Ranch High School have teamed up to host a Douglas County Board of Education candidate forum. The forum … more

Douglas County School Board candidates talk campus safety, charter schools

Navigating the district's relationship with charter schools, along with school safety, took center stage at a recent forum for Douglas County School Board candidates. The Alliance of Douglas County … more

School board candidates differ on arming of teachers, staff

As the Nov. 5 election draws near, three candidates running in the Douglas County School Board election have taken a strong stance against the prospect of arming teachers and staff in local schools, … more

So far, more than $70,000 donated to campaigns for Douglas County School Board

Although candidates are distancing themselves from the term “slate" — which has been a popular approach to running for school board in recent elections — three candidates for the Douglas County … more

Douglas County schools' employee retention improves

In the Douglas County School District, data trends show retention is improving among employees, and some staff members are returning to the district. The school board reviewed turnover and retention … more
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