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October 3, 2018
This gifted and talented teacher made an 11th-hour decision that changed a student’s life
This Colorado teacher talks about one of the best decisions she ever made, how she helps combat student anxiety and why some gifted students should be clustered together.
June 20, 2018
Douglas County district pays $1.3 million to settle landmark special education case
Colorado's Douglas County School District has paid $1.32 million to settle a long-running special education case that led to a landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court.
April 26, 2018
Colorado teachers are rallying at the Capitol for more funding and higher pay. Follow the protest here.
Thousands of Colorado teachers are expected to protest at the state Capitol on Thursday and Friday. The teachers are rallying for more school funding and higher pay.
February 13, 2018
Judge: Douglas County schools must pay private school tuition for student at center of special education lawsuit
Endrew F.'s parents had sought reimbursement from the Douglas County School District for their son’s education at a private school for students with autism.
over and out
December 4, 2017
Douglas County school board ends controversial voucher program
The board also voted to direct the school district to end a long-running legal defense of the program.
November 15, 2017
Inside one Colorado family’s long legal journey to affirm their son’s right to a meaningful education
A Colorado couple brought their son's special education case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and won.
Updated November 8, 2017
Anti-voucher slate in Douglas County cruises to victory
One of the Douglas County school board's major reforms on the line is a private-school voucher program.
Colorado Votes 2017
November 4, 2017
Here’s what you need to help inform your vote in the 2017 Douglas County school board race
Many people wait to vote, so we thought it’d be helpful to put our most essential coverage of races in Denver all in one place.
October 31, 2017
Spending on Colorado school board races by outside groups surpasses $1.5 million
With seven days left until the election, here’s a look at how much money committees have spent on school board races in three Colorado school districts.
Colorado Votes 2017
October 26, 2017
Douglas County’s politically charged, voucher-driven school board election explained
The easy answer to the complicated question in Douglas County is private school vouchers.
Following the money
October 18, 2017
Douglas County slate that favors continuing school voucher court case is ahead in early fundraising, records show
The group, which calls itself “Elevate Douglas County,” edged out its competition, by more than $30,000 in monetary contributions to committees for candidates.
Follow the money
October 17, 2017
Groups with a stake in Colorado’s school board elections raise $1.5 million to influence them
Teachers unions and education reformers are again throwing their efforts — and money — into high-profile races in Denver, Aurora, Dougco and elsewhere.
Updated September 13, 2017
Minimum progress for students with disabilities “preposterous,” Betsy DeVos says in Denver
DeVos spoke at a Denver center for young people with autism that is central to an important U.S. Supreme Court case.
Decisions & Choices
June 26, 2017
Douglas County voucher supporters encouraged by Supreme Court decision in similar case
Opponents to the Douglas County voucher program saw something to like in the U.S. Supreme Court's decision too.
February 7, 2017
At-risk students in some big Colorado districts have a better chance of having an effective teacher than others
In Denver Public Schools, the state’s largest school district, the gaps were even wider than state averages.
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