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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

Student stress can spike in May

Remember the feeling of freedom on the last day of school? Not every student feels it. Children’s mental health care providers see a spike in visits from teens in May, said Emily Laux, a licensed … more

Half-day or full-day kindergarten depends largely on money

Only 13 states in the country require schools districts to offer free full-day kindergarten as part of the school day. Colorado is not one of them. In Colorado, districts are only required to offer … more

Littleton Public Schools cancels classes on April 27 as teachers rally at Capitol

Littleton Public Schools is canceling all classes on April 27 after a flurry of teacher absentee requests to attend rallies at the state Capitol calling for increased education funding. Child-care … more

The positives: keeping in touch, finding support

With an enrollment that surpasses 2,000 kids, it’s unlikely Brett Siebert will run into friends between classes as he rushes through the busy hallways at Castle View High School in Castle Rock. To … 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

Schools test out cellphone, technology bans

Last year, after seeing students exchanging hurtful messages online, Kendra Hossfeld, principal of North Star Academy in Parker, challenged her eighth-graders to a “detox week” free of device … 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
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