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LPS scores high on state tests, as usual

Standardized test scores at Littleton Public Schools were well above the state average again in 2018, but still below where district officials would like them to be. Littleton's scores on the … more

DPS board announces support of state ballot issue

Farm-to-cafeteria program enriches student life Denver Public schools (DPS) is the third-largest procurer of local food in the state, according to a recent U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm to … 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

DPS announces interim superintendent

Dr. Ron Cabrera steps in as interim superintendent Following Tom Boasberg's departure as superintendent of Denver Public Schools (DPS) on Oct. 19, board members announced that Dr. Ron Cabrera would … more

Gubernatorial candidates talk education

School funding, achievement gaps, tax breaks and educating a diverse group of students were all topics Colorado gubernatorial candidates Jared Polis and Walker Stapleton weighed in on Sept. 24 when … more

Bond would address access issues at Newton, officials say

Students, staff and parents with disabilities are at a serious disadvantage when navigating Newton Middle School, according to Littleton Public Schools officials, forcing staff to adjust student … more

Fighting youth suicide requires cultural change, says LPS group

All too often, young people battle mental health issues in silence and isolation. Winning those battles requires help from their schools, families and community — and perhaps a change in our … more

Denver high school food bank serves hundreds

In the parking lot of West Leadership Academy, a truck from We Don’t Waste is backing up toward a small group of volunteers. As soon as drivers have unloaded the first pallet of food from the … 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 students look to the future

Nearly 4,000 students wearing business casual clothes filled the halls at the National Western Complex in early November. The eighth-graders met with companies, colleges and high schools from across … 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

Primrose School celebrates comeback after arson

Not yet three months after a still-unsolved arson fire ravaged their building, the faculty and parents of the Primrose preschool in south Littleton celebrated their little community's comeback. … more

DPS opens meetings for superintendent

DPS announces public meetings in search for new superintendent In July, Tom Boasberg announced that he would be stepping down as superintendent of DPS schools. The district has held several meetings … more

LPS asking voters to OK bond for new buildings

Littleton Public Schools will ask voters to approve a nearly $300 million bond in November, aiming to begin a long-term effort to rebuild a district whose buildings date back to the baby boom. The … more

DPS opens meetings in search for new superintendent

DPS announces public meetings in search for new superintendent In July, Tom Boasberg announced that he would be stepping down as superintendent of Denver Public Schools. The district has held several … more

DU Law rolls out hybrid format

Students in the professional part-time JD program at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law can now complete their required classes through a combination of online instruction and weekend … more

Arapahoe High School community grieves after students die by suicide

Arapahoe High School staff, parents and students grieved together after two students died by suicide three days apart, Littleton Public Schools officials said. Classes were canceled Oct. 3 and … more

‘Survive today and have an amazing future’

As students trickle into Bas Wolf’s classroom at Highlands Ranch High School, he greets each one by name, asks how they are. Sometimes, a hug accompanies the greeting. “Star Wars” posters, … more

Sexting poses legal, psychological risks for teens

When Douglas County Deputy Jay Martin first started teaching about relationships, digital safety and substance abuse prevention, maybe one high school student in each of his classes would raise his … more

DU receives $14 million gift

Doug and Mary Scrivner have pledged $14 million to the University of Denver to establish the Scrivner Institute of Public Policy, a news release from the school reported. The donation will support … more
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