Tag Archives: Meghann Silverthorn

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

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

How conservatives could take back the DougCo school board

Updated: Below, Board President Meghann Silverthorn responds to the questions about who she might, or might not, pick. The more things change, the more they […]...

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October 6, 2016 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Benevento resigns from Douglas County Board of Education

Douglas Benevento, one of the four conservative reformers on the controversial Douglas County Board of Education, announced this morning he’s stepping down, effective immediately. Benevento […]...

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August 17, 2016 Blog, Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Top Stories

Beleaguered DougCo school board members get a show of support

After months of public outcry against Douglas County school board members Judith Reynolds and Meghann Silverthorn, conservatives are marshaling a cheerleading effort for the embattled […]...

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July 22, 2016 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Douglas County Schools to shell out $5K for communications consultant

The Douglas County School District plans to shell out $5,000 for a communications consultant, an amount which will be spent in addition to an annual […]...

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June 29, 2016 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

DougCo school district meeting erupts in protests

Long-simmering community anger in Douglas County school district hit a boiling point Tuesday night during a meeting about a recent school board investigation. On Monday, […]...

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June 22, 2016 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Parents’ group questions independence of DougCo school board investigation

Parents groups and community members are indignant over a report that has cleared two Douglas County Board of Education members of harassment and bullying allegations. […]...

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June 21, 2016 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

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7/20 Women-only dance party!

Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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Hickenlooper calls his executive order for orphan gas wells the ‘second-best solution’

Colorado’s Democratic governor, John Hickenlooper, on Wednesday signed an executive order focused on addressing the safety concerns around orphaned wells— while simultaneously admitting that the […]

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