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Colo. schools that require masks have lower COVID rates

Colorado’s school-aged children are experiencing the highest rates of coronavirus infection among any age group in the state right now. But state health officials on Sept. 23 presented new data … more

Mask rules drive parents’ demand for doctor notes

Colorado parents are seeking an end-run around mask requirements at their children’s schools: Doctor’s notes exempting them for dubious medical reasons. And in mask-averse Douglas County, where … more

TikTok challenge damages Prairie View High School

The latest TikTok challenge that involves theft and property destruction made its way to Prairie View High School.             In a two-week … more

Furor over mask mandate at Littleton school board meeting

The Littleton Public Schools Board of Education was met with a host of attendees decrying the district's mask mandate during a Sept. 9 meeting. Shortly before opening the meeting to public comment, … more

Douglas County principal decries conduct at high school mask protests; students report harassment, slurs

Demonstrations over mask-wearing mandates continued at Douglas County schools on Friday, following a week filled with protests, and reports from students about hateful behavior. more

‘The engine that powers Colorado’

As they walk through the halls of Emily Griffith Technical College, students are reminded that their future awaits them with one catchphrase: “Our mission is to prepare our students for today’s … more

Students walk out of Douglas County Schools protesting mask mandate

The walkout started when three students emerged from Legend High School in Parker and meandered toward a nearby park. Two more followed shortly after, and for a moment the small group was the only … more

Douglas County commissioners vote to form their own public health department

Douglas County commissioners have unanimously voted to form their own health department and board of health, formally splitting from the Tri-County Health Department after 55 years.  more

Tri-County Health mandates masks for all students, removes ability for counties to opt out

Undoing decisions by Douglas and Adams counties to opt out of a requirement for masks in schools, the Tri-County Health Department repealed the ability of counties to opt out of its public health … more

PHOTOS: Crowd protests Tri-County Health school mask order in Arapahoe County

A crowd of several dozen protesters cheered in response to honks from passing vehicles while holding up signs that read, “Choice not mandate!" and "I don't co-parent with the government" during … more

Littleton Schools mask mandate spurs objections

No signs. No lines. No outbursts. Yet more than half the people who gave public comment at the Aug. 26 Littleton Public Schools board meeting spoke against the new mask-wearing requirement that the … more

Election 2021: 5 seek posts on Littleton school board

Littleton Public Schools district residents will vote to fill three of the five seats on the Board of Education in the November election. Angela Christensen, current assistant secretary, is the only … more

Arapahoe, Douglas, Adams counties see school COVID-19 outbreaks

School settings in Douglas, Arapahoe and Adams counties saw 15 confirmed coronavirus outbreaks starting in August, according to the local public health agency that serves those counties. “What we … more

Tri-County Health to 'reconsider' opt-out policy, mask mandate in another meeting

In yet another twist for school mask policy in Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties, the local public health agency will hold another meeting about its mask order. more

2nd Valor Christian coach says she was forced out for being gay

A second former coach at Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch has come forward to say she was forced out after acknowledging she was gay. more

Douglas County seeks to invalidate Tri-County Health school mask rules

Douglas County commissioners are seeking to overturn the Tri-County Health Department’s recently-approved school mask rules by having their attorney raise objections … more

Mask debate dominates Douglas County Schools board meeting

A line formed at the door. People waited for more than an hour to get inside the meeting. There was not enough capacity for everyone congregating, so security let people in incrementally. That was … more

Back to school in Cherry Creek district: ‘Going with the flow’ as masks mark another year

A cheerful crowd gathered at Rolling Hills Elementary School on the first day of kindergarten in Cherry Creek School District, with parents sending their kids off wearing masks in keeping with the … more

Valor Christian students hold protest in support of gay former coach

A student-organized walkout was held at Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch voicing support for former volleyball coach Inoke Tonga, who said he was forced to quit because he is gay. more

1st, 6th-grade classes switch to remote at STEM School Highlands Ranch amid COVID outbreak

First and sixth grades at STEM School Highlands Ranch have been moved to remote learning after a confirmed COVID outbreak. Nicole Bostel, the charter school’s director of communications, … more
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