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'Sick-out' closes two high schools

An empty parking lot symbolizes more than a school closure. Late Thursday evening, Standley Lake and Conifer high schools canceled classes for Friday, Sept. 19, following a … more

Local team excels at Robot Olympiad

After hauling away 22 awards from December’s International Robot Olympiad, the volunteers behind the Ameribotics team only have eyes for the future. “For the number of kids we brought to competition, statistically these were huge wins,” … 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

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

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

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

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

ACC gets creative as diverse courses go online

As Arapahoe Community College works to move diverse course offerings online amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the transition is easier for some than others. The Littleton-based community college, which … 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

Jeffco board raises eyebrows

It only took until the first full meeting of the new Jefferson County School Board for fears to be renewed about changes the new board will make. New board president Ken Witt, John Newkirk and Julie Williams outvoted Lesley Dahlkemper and Jill … more

4-H turning obstacles into opportunities

While we are all adjusting to a new and different way of life, members of the Jeffco 4-H youth development program are using this challenging situation to practice several life skills taught by the … 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

Polis 'optimistic' but not certain about schools re-opening in August

Gov. Jared Polis said he expects in-person classes to resume at the state's schools in the fall, but acknowledged that it isn't certain. more

Colorado extends statewide school closure through April 30

Gov. Jared Polis extended Colorado's statewide school closure through April 30, lining up with federal social distancing guidelines that the White House extended to the end of the month. Polis' … 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

Jeffco school board legal costs may rise

Jeffco Schools Board of Education's recent hiring of a Colorado Springs attorney Brad A. Miller, could cost the district an additional $90,000 this year. Hired by a 3-2 vote (Ken Witt, Julie … 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

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

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

Activity book for students to focus on financial literacy

Economic Literacy Colorado has partnered with Bellco Credit Union to create an activity book for elementary students so they can further the conversation about financial literacy with their parents … more
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