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Tag Archives: douglas county school district

Douglas County school board races could be nation’s most watched

The most closely-watched school board election in Colorado this year just may be who wins a crucial fourth seat on the Douglas County Board of […]...

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August 3, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats

Colorado’s High Court rules in favor of DougCo schools—but not vouchers

Updated below to add statement from Douglas County School District. The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday handed the Douglas County School District its second legal […]...

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July 3, 2017 Campaign Finance, Education, Just In, The Mix

U.S. Supreme Court to review Missouri case with ties to Douglas County School District

Update: the U.S. Supreme Court held full oral arguments on the Trinity case on Wednesday.  Justice Sonja Sotomayor was the only Justice to question whether the […]...

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April 19, 2017 Just In, The Mix

DougCo school voucher lawsuit nearing critical junction

Proponents of school vouchers in Douglas County have spent 16 months waiting for the U.S. Supreme Court to decide if it will consider their appeal […]...

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February 27, 2017 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

DougCo kills latest voucher program

The deeply divided Douglas County Board of Education last week actually voted unanimously on a controversial issue: vouchers. The board, on a 7-0 vote, killed […]...

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November 22, 2016 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Polarization prevents selection of new DougCo school board member

There were no surprises in Tuesday night’s Douglas County Board of Education meeting. The board was expected to vote on a replacement for departed member […]...

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October 19, 2016 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

DougCo school voucher lawsuit can expect extended Supreme Court delay

The parties involved in Douglas County School District’s private school voucher lawsuit have been waiting since last December to hear whether the U.S. Supreme Court […]...

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October 7, 2016 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Douglas County School District is marketing software for profit

The Douglas County School District is marketing a software system it has developed to carry out pay-for-performance and other controversial education reforms, a move its […]...

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August 10, 2016 Education, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Douglas County Schools narrows down finalist list for interim superintendent to one — and raises eyebrows

The state’s third-largest school district this week named a charter school founder with no experience leading a public school district as the sole finalist for […]...

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August 3, 2016 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Uncategorized

DougCo student activist Grace Davis’ coming of age

Grace Davis is many things: a 16-year old incoming junior at Ponderosa High, a member of her church’s youth group, school choir and golf and […]...

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June 2, 2016 Civil Rights, Education, Just In, The Mix

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Leadership at the League of Women Voters in Colorado split over redistricting campaign

The president of the League of Women Voters of Colorado, a nonpartisan voter education group that lent its name and credibility to a revamped campaign to […]

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