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LPS scores high on state tests, as usual

Standardized test scores at Littleton Public Schools were well above the state average again in 2018, but still below where district officials would like them to be. Littleton's scores on the … more

Pension crisis fueling unrest among teachers in Colorado

The loudest rallying cries from Colorado teachers protesting for more education dollars were about dwindling paychecks that are steadily losing ground to the state's rising cost of living. Teachers … more

Serenity soon: Options school adding peaceful gardens

Kerry Nixon wants to help kids grow. Nixon, a science teacher at the Options Secondary Program school, is hard at work on a pair of gardens at the school: one where students will grow vegetables for … more

Gubernatorial candidates talk education

School funding, achievement gaps, tax breaks and educating a diverse group of students were all topics Colorado gubernatorial candidates Jared Polis and Walker Stapleton weighed in on Sept. 24 when … more

Bond would address access issues at Newton, officials say

Students, staff and parents with disabilities are at a serious disadvantage when navigating Newton Middle School, according to Littleton Public Schools officials, forcing staff to adjust student … more

Fighting youth suicide requires cultural change, says LPS group

All too often, young people battle mental health issues in silence and isolation. Winning those battles requires help from their schools, families and community — and perhaps a change in our … more

Signatures being checked for statewide school funding measure

Coloradans looking to bolster education funding throughout the state may be one step closer to their goal, as the Great Schools, Thriving Communities campaign turned in more than 170,000 signatures … more

Primrose School celebrates comeback after arson

Not yet three months after a still-unsolved arson fire ravaged their building, the faculty and parents of the Primrose preschool in south Littleton celebrated their little community's comeback. … more

Family STEM festival returns to Denver

Exhibits and interactions with energy experts designed to spark students' interest in science, technology, engineering and math will highlight Energy Day, an annual free family STEM festival in … more

ACC president earns excellence award

Arapahoe Community College President Diana Doyle has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 NASPA IV-West Presidential Excellence Award. Doyle, who has served as president of ACC since April … more

LPS asking voters to OK bond for new buildings

Littleton Public Schools will ask voters to approve a nearly $300 million bond in November, aiming to begin a long-term effort to rebuild a district whose buildings date back to the baby boom. The … more

ACC Foundation receives $100K endowment

The Arapahoe Community College Foundation has received a $100,000 endowment from the Nathan B. and Florence R. Burt Foundation to fund scholarships for students enrolled in the college’s business … more

Local officials: Incidents do not indicate larger racial issue in Douglas County schools

Authorities from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and the Douglas County School District say two incidents — one involving a student fight and the other derogatory graffiti — at a Highlands … more

4 county preschools earn seed grants to create outdoor learning areas

Four early childhood learning centers in Arapahoe County have been selected as Colorado Early Childhood Health Outdoors seed grant sites. Healthy, natural and affordable are the foundations of the … more

Arapahoe High School community grieves after students die by suicide

Arapahoe High School staff, parents and students grieved together after two students died by suicide three days apart, Littleton Public Schools officials said. Classes were canceled Oct. 3 and … more

Back to school: 5 things to know

Summer doesn't end until Sept. 22 according to the calendar, but it's over as of Aug. 17 for students in Littleton Public Schools. Here are five things to know about the 2018-19 school year. The … more

Voters approve largest-ever LPS bond

Littleton Public Schools will kick off a long-term effort to rebuild many of the district's buildings after voters approved Ballot Issue 4A, a $278 million bond. The measure was passing by a wide … more

Charter schools vie for bigger share of mill levy pie

Littleton Public Schools' Board of Education threw support behind a plan that would increase the amount of mill levy override funding they share with Littleton's charter schools, while retaining … more

LPS ballot measure: 'This is our chance to leave a legacy'

Littleton Public Schools officials are asking voters to approve a nearly $300 million bond they say will help them better prepare students for life after school and begin replacing the district's … more

Arapahoe High tragedy spurred change, officials and parents say

In the five years since shots rang out in the halls of Arapahoe High School, Littleton Public Schools has made strides toward cultivating an environment of health and help, but the road ahead remains … more
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