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Adams 14 files complaint with state board of education

The ongoing war of words between the Adams 14 School District and the Colorado State Board of Education is heading for a court hearing.  The district filed a complaint for judicial review … more

Douglas County School District intends to put MLO/bond question on November ballot

Douglas County School District’s Board of Education voted 6-0 to notify the Douglas and Elbert county clerks that they plan to put one or two questions on the November ballot regarding school funding. more

What the end of universal free meals means for Englewood and Littleton schools

For Englewood and Littleton schools, universal free meals ended after Congress failed to include billions in funding for the program in its $1.5 trillion 2022 budget. It means districts will have to contend with feeding less as the rules around who can receive free and reduced meals tightens.  more

The cost of college is driving students down

For many students attending college or preparing to start that educational journey, the cost weighs heavy. Teenagers and young adults suffer from anxiety and struggle with mental health more than … more

Parents ask RE-8 board to keep FLHS football program

The Weld Re-8 school board heard pleas to keep the Fort Lupton High School football program May 26. They … more

Pressure to succeed is costing kids their childhoods

As we forge forward through the 2020s, the pressure for youth to succeed is starting to impact kids as early as preschool and could be robbing of them of their childhood as societal demands create … more

A personal essay: Crying can be helpful

Recently, I found a dark, quiet place in my school and I cried. I mean, I ugly cried -- there was snot and hiccups and a wad of tissues. I cried because I hadn’t been sleeping well. I cried because … more

Educators reflect on expectations and pressures students face

Douglas County School District has an 83% graduation rate across its 16 high schools. Most of those graduates have been told throughout their education that they should attend college after high … more

Littleton High School seniors graduate amid springtime showers

A bitter-cold rain shower was far from enough to keep nearly 300 Littleton High School seniors from accepting their diploma during an outside ceremony on the school's track field May 20.  more

Kiowa Schools will keep Indians mascot

The Kiowa School District won its year-long battle to keep its Indians mascot on May 19, when the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs voted to allow the district to keep the Indians name and imagery. more

Fort Lupton football program may be on the chopping block

The Weld Re-8 board of education pointed its budget eyes toward the Fort Lupton High School athletic program during a May 12 workshop. The area of specific interest was the Bluedevils' football … more

Adams 14 loses state accreditation, must partner for reorganization

DENVER -- The Adams 14 School District will reorganine, thanks to a pair of actions from the state board of education May 10. The board removed the district's accreditation and ordered it to … more

Fort Lupton teacher honored after 31 years in the school district

For 31 years, Angeles Navarro taught many generations of students in the Weld Re-8 School District from elementary to high school.  Navarro migrated from Guanajuato, Mexico to Fort Lupton and … more

Douglas County funds second youth community response team

More students experiencing a mental health crisis in Douglas County schools will soon have access to trained responders after the Douglas County commissioners funded an expansion of the … more

Douglas County School Board directors weigh how to handle tense public comment

As the local teachers union president walked back to his seat after giving public comment at Douglas County School Board, a squabble erupted between him and a group of women. Kevin DiPasquale … more

Parents to Re-8 board: School bullying has to stop 

To paraphrase the late actor Peter Finch in the movie “Network,” a handful of Weld RE-8 School District parents are mad about bullying and they’re not going to take … more

Weld Re-8 ponders use of Narcan for emergencies

The Weld Re-8 School District nurse wants the district to allow the use of Narcan in emergency situations. Paula Samide made the request of the school board during an April 28 … more

‘We’re on the air’

Behind the mic. Behind a camera. Setting up streams and the behind-the-scenes pieces that go into on-air … more

State board to Adams 14: Come back with co-management plan

DENVER -- The Colorado State Board of Education told Adams 14 School District officials to present a co-management plan next month. The vote from the state board was unanimous. A subcommittee … more

Douglas County Superintendent Erin Kane steps into new role under spotlight

Erin Kane sat down at her desk on her last day of work at American Academy and looked around the room. Dozens of photos from her career, framed diplomas on the wall, a stack of books about state … more
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