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Littleton Public Schools to expand free meals for kids program

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, Littleton Public Schools will keep feeding hungry kids. The district will keep providing grab-and-go breakfasts for anyone under 18 at no charge for the foreseeable … more

Littleton Public Schools scrambling to go online

March 12 was supposed to be the opening night of "Guys and Dolls" at Heritage High School. Lillian Fuglei, a junior, was on run crew — the black-clad kids who swap out props and sets between … more

Colorado school testing canceled this year amid COVID-19 concern; AP testing moves online

On March 17, the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) released a statement saying end-of-the-year assessments including the Colorado Measures of Academic Success, or CMAS, “will be paused for … more

Littleton Public Schools closed until at least March 30

Littleton Public Schools will close for two weeks in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the district announced March 12. School was scheduled to be in session through the end of March 13, … more

Colleges, universities taking precautions

As with many institutions across the nation, Denver-area colleges and universities are taking precautions aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19. Here is a look at what schools are doing: … more

Students invited to enter writing contest

Students in Littleton Public Schools who would like to get published are invited to enter the Friends of the Littleton Library and Museum’s 53rd annual creative writing contest. The contest is open … more

Schools, parents share burden of student mental health, officials say

Littleton Public Schools officials say the district is putting serious effort into addressing students' mental health challenges, but they can't do it alone. “We're investing in the safety and … more

ACC professor selected for science foundation fellowship

Arapahoe Community College emergency services administration faculty member Peter Loebach, Ph.D., has been selected to participate in the 2020 National Science Foundation Fellowship “Enabling the … more

Littleton Public Schools explores boundary changes

Some Littleton Public Schools students could wind up switching schools in coming years as the district works toward a reshuffling of its school boundaries. The district's Long-Range Planning … more

Chamber names ACC Foundation nonprofit of year

The Arapahoe Community College Foundation was selected as the 2019 nonprofit of the year by the Chamber of Northwest Douglas County and Economic Development Corporation. The chamber presented six … more

ACC faculty member honored for teaching with technology

An economics faculty member at Arapahoe Community College is the recipient of the 2020 Jerome Wartgow Teaching with Technology Award from the Colorado Community College System. Joan Anderssen, who … more

C-Lab aims to restructure higher ed using blockchain tech

For those working in higher education, there’s no shortage of possible solutions when it comes to inequity or student debt said Taylor Kendal, chief strategy adviser at education nonprofit Learning … more

Governor touts preschool expansion during Littleton visit

Gov. Jared Polis and two state lawmakers visited Littleton's Village Preschool on Jan. 17, touting the benefits of a proposed preschool expansion on the heels of a full-day kindergarten program … more

LPS to pull cash from savings as budget cuts loom

Facing a $4.2 million budget cut, Littleton Public Schools will pull $1 million out of its savings to help soften the blow, the board of education decided unanimously Jan. 16. The move comes as LPS … more

Education notes

Community conversations The LPS school board will host four community conversation events about culture and climate, diversity, safety and security, and mental health. It's an opportunity to learn … more

STEM victims claim injury, wrongful death against school and district

Victims of the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting, including the parents of slain senior Kendrick Castillo, have begun the process of suing the school and the Douglas County School District for … more

Bulletin board: Updates on schools near you

Here's a roundup of recent news from schools in the Littleton and Cherry Creek school districts: Cherry Creek School District • Grandview High School congratulated Christian Charles, viola, and … more

Charter group claims Littleton Public Schools unfairly withholds funds

The Colorado League of Charter Schools is seeking to revoke Littleton Public Schools' exclusive authority over its two charter schools, alleging LPS has failed to equitably distribute funds between … more

Reichardt, McCrary win LPS board seats

Robert Reichardt and Lindley McCrary landed the two seats on the Littleton Public Schools Board of Education, defeating candidates Jessica Roe and Crysti Copp. Reichardt, the sole incumbent in the … more

At LPS forum, lessons in how to care for each other

It's not up to kids to be each other's therapists. That was one of the key takeaways from “Ghosted,” a combination stage play and mental health workshop hosted by Littleton Public Schools at … more
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