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Collaboration Campus in Castle Rock gets new name, hefty donation

Arapahoe Community College's Collaboration Campus project has a new name, and one that came with a hefty and historical donation. ACC has received $10 million from the Sturm Family Foundation, which … more

Canine cookies for a cause

Coloradans love their canine companions. Many people spare no expense when it comes to the well-being, and sometimes spoiling, of beloved fur babies. Now, thanks to the students in the ASPIRE program … more

Elizabeth FBLA team places first in LifeSmarts contest

Three Elizabeth High School students placed first in the LifeSmarts category of the January FBLA competition. Seniors Ashley Gerczynski, Amy Freisner, and Savana Charlton make up the LifeSmarts team, … more

Sex education bill spurs concerns

The comprehensive sex education bill making its way through the state Legislature has spurred opposition from many in the religious and conservative communities, drawing concerns that the language of … more

Students tour different place, time

Third-grade students in Amber Rusk’s class at Singing Hills Elementary took a field trip Feb. 11, to the land of Vikings, where they visited a traditional longhouse, saw fishing ships and learned … more

Grant will help Elizabeth School District boost security

A grant of more than $100,000 will help the Elizabeth School District improve security measures, including the installation of cameras on all school buses. “The grant money allows the district to … more

Special-needs students learn in coffee-shop setting

Trinity Stultz has the recipe down pat: Mix the milk and cream, pour coffee in a cup and pour the froth on top. To the 14-year-old Ponderosa High School student, making the coffee is the easy part. … more

Elizabeth teachers to see better pay after tax vote

Last November, residents of the Elizabeth School District voted to approve a $1.59 million mill levy override, replacing an expiring tax for bonded debt with general fund revenue. Superintendent … more

Colorado teens celebrate diversity

When Teah Selkin, 18, started at Cherry Creek High as a freshman, she only knew one thing about the school — the common stereotype that Cherry Creek High School is a school for rich, white kids. As … more

County combats youth vaping, tobacco use

Nearly one in five (17 percent) of adults in Elbert County smoke cigarettes, according to the Tri-County Health Department. Nine out of ten smokers say they started smoking before the age of 18. And … more

Polis details proposal for full-day kindergarten

Gov. Jared Polis urged lawmakers to act quickly on his plan to offer state-funded full-day kindergarten. Polis told the Joint Education Committee his $227 million plan is a foundation of his new … more

Computer science training offered for all elementary teachers

A current job search on employment site Indeed.com shows that currently in Colorado there are nearly 1,000 available jobs in the computer science field. Of those jobs, 205 of them offer an estimated … more

Learning the language of computers

Nearly 100 parents and students from the Elizabeth School District showed up for Elizabeth High School's first annual “Hour of Code” event Dec. 12, where they spent the evening playing with … more

Voters reject statewide education funding measure

Many educators across Colorado believe voters missed an opportunity to support students when they voted down Amendment 73, a constitutional amendment that would have instituted a graduated income tax … more

Ballot issue passes for Elizabeth schools

Voters in the Elizabeth School District approved a mill levy override through Issue 4A in the November election, allowing Elizabeth schools to continue receiving $1.59 million each year, which the … more

Scheffel wins race for state board of education

Democrat Tim Krug, of Franktown, and Republican Debora Scheffel, of Parker, were each vying for the state board of education seat for the 4th Congressional District in the Nov. 6 election. Scheffel … more

Elizabeth instructor named foreign language teacher of year

A Spanish teacher at Elizabeth High School has earned the Colorado Congress of Foreign Language teacher of the year award. Heather Witten has published books, developed curriculum, written blogs, … 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

Weather strands Legend band

The Legend High School band was among the thousands of travelers stranded by a winter storm that slammed the East Coast. More than 70 teens and chaperones were scheduled to return home from Florida on Jan. 2 when the cold, snowy conditions put a … more

Local team excels at Robot Olympiad

After hauling away 22 awards from December’s International Robot Olympiad, the volunteers behind the Ameribotics team only have eyes for the future. “For the number of kids we brought to competition, statistically these were huge wins,” … more
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