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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

Christian school moves to larger space near Cherry Creek

After setting up and taking down classrooms on a weekly basis for more than 20 years, Rock Solid Christian Academy — a University Model school — is headed to a permanent home near the Cherry … more

Tom Boasberg steps down as DPS superintendent and other DPS news

Boasberg will stay on for three months Tom Boasberg announced last month that he was stepping down as superintendent of Denver Public Schools. He was unanimously voted in by the Board of Education to … more

Prepare for the upcoming DPS school year

The 2018-2019 school year is around the corner — the start date for most schools in the district is Aug. 20. With that in mind, Denver Public Schools has highlighted some important resources and … 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

DPS announces teacher salary increase after educator rally

Budget for 2018-2019 school year approved Denver Public Schools has unanimously approved a $1 billion budget for the 2018-2019 year, which includes an average salary increase for teachers of 4.4 … more

Preventing dropouts among pregnant, parenting students

During her sophomore year of high school, Leslie Belmontes found out she was pregnant. Not feeling like she could continue at her traditional high school, Northglenn High, Belmontes transferred to … 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

Project aims to connect University of Denver, community

The University of Denver has announced a large-scale development plan that will change the landscape of the campus with the addition of more retail and dining outlets. The school unveiled the Denver … more

As state cuts back, college student costs soar in Colorado

In 2000, Colorado taxpayers footed 68 percent of the costs of a college degree, with students chipping in about one-third. Two decades and two recessions later, that ratio has nearly flipped as state … more

Littleton High seniors get warm send-off

A joyous crowd under glorious sunshine cheered the Littleton High School Class of 2018 on May 25 as the seniors became graduates and launched the next steps of their life journeys. The sense of … more

Arapahoe grads look ahead to bright future

With many students draped in honors sashes, the Arapahoe High School class of 2018 stepped into adult life on May 24 with high prospects. The class snagged a cumulative $23 million in scholarships, … more

Heritage grads strut their stuff on stage

A cooperative cloud shaded the Heritage High School class of 2018 as they strutted, shimmied and danced across the stage for their diplomas at Littleton Public Schools stadium on May 23. “How many … more

Littleton High School Class of 2018: What have you learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life?

I've learned how to be a good person more about what I love and hate. I want to spread inclusivity. I want to be a good role model and be the sort of person that everyone can find a friend in. I want … more

Q&A with Zach Maguire, Littleton High School graduate

I did soccer all four years. I was the captain of the soccer team. I also did National Honors Society, Greenhouse Club and Ultimate Frisbee. What are your plans after graduation? I’m going to the … more

Q&A with Bryson Franck, Heritage High School graduate

I was on the varsity cheerleading team for three years, and was captain the last year. I was on the Ambassador executive leadership team. We helped out at school events and conferences, and also … more

Heritage High School Class of 2018: What have you learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life?

While at Heritage, I've gotten to see a wide variety of personalities and values. This has helped me be better prepared to work in groups and accept different viewpoints and outcomes later in life. … more

Cherry Creek High School Class of 2018: What have you learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life?

One of the biggest takeaways I have is to never give up. Just when things start to seem impossible is right when you should push through if you want to be successful. I have also learned how … more

Arapahoe High School Class of 2018: What have you learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life?

The most important thing I learned in high school is that you should always ask for help because you can't do everything alone. I always thought I could handle everything by myself. It didn't take me … more

Q&A with Allie Wennerstrom, Arapahoe High School graduate

I was part of the unified basketball program that’s been here for over 15 years. I was also a part of the swim team and cross country. My junior year I helped start the unified track team for the … more
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