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Governor touts preschool expansion during Littleton visit

Gov. Jared Polis and two state lawmakers visited Littleton's Village Preschool on Jan. 17, touting the benefits of a proposed preschool expansion on the heels of a full-day kindergarten program … more

LPS to pull cash from savings as budget cuts loom

Facing a $4.2 million budget cut, Littleton Public Schools will pull $1 million out of its savings to help soften the blow, the board of education decided unanimously Jan. 16. The move comes as LPS … more

STEM victims claim injury, wrongful death against school and district

Victims of the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting, including the parents of slain senior Kendrick Castillo, have begun the process of suing the school and the Douglas County School District for … more

Bulletin board: Updates on schools near you

Here's a roundup of recent news from schools in the Littleton and Cherry Creek school districts: Cherry Creek School District • Grandview High School congratulated Christian Charles, viola, and … more

Charter group claims Littleton Public Schools unfairly withholds funds

The Colorado League of Charter Schools is seeking to revoke Littleton Public Schools' exclusive authority over its two charter schools, alleging LPS has failed to equitably distribute funds between … more

Parent sues Cherry Creek School District over son's expulsion following social media post

The father of a high school student who was expelled for his "exterminate the Jews" social-media post is suing Cherry Creek Schools, claiming his son's rights of free speech and due process were … more

Reichardt, McCrary win LPS board seats

Robert Reichardt and Lindley McCrary landed the two seats on the Littleton Public Schools Board of Education, defeating candidates Jessica Roe and Crysti Copp. Reichardt, the sole incumbent in the … more

Littleton Public Schools also working to find solutions

The Littleton Public Schools community is mourning the death by suicide of an Arapahoe High School student, the subject of a letter sent to parents in late October. LPS has seen suicides across … more

Friends of Jack Padilla make voices heard

On a Sunday afternoon just about a month into this school year, a handful of students sat together in a living room a few blocks from Cherry Creek High School. But they weren’t cramming for tests: … more

Jack Padilla remembered: 'He always thought of others first'

When a student with mental disabilities invited fellow students to a birthday party in the fourth grade, Jack Padilla was the only kid who showed up. “He said, ‘Mom, dad, that was the best thing … more

Colorado teen suicide rate up, but overall trend unclear

Colorado ranks among both the 10 highest youth suicide rates and overall suicide rates in states across the country based on recent data, said Sarah Brummett, director of the Colorado Office of … more

Social media: 'It’s supposed to be another world'

Walter Sykes couldn’t take it anymore. “Snapchat is probably one of the worst. You post on your story and people watch, and it blows up,” said Sykes, who grew tired of seeing his peers … more

Jackson Langford remembered: 'He was happy to be anybody’s friend'

Olivia Langford laughs when she looks back on one of the few times her son was challenging to deal with. “He ran out of school in fourth or fifth grade because he was mad at a teacher. Worst thing … more

‘Pressure to succeed, be perfect’ a strain on teens

When Aidan Allis started to feel that too many students experience isolation at Cherry Creek High School, the senior took action. “I’m third-generation here — my nana and papa and my mom went … more

In wake of multiple suicides, Cherry Creek Schools pushes for 'united voice'

First, a Cherry Creek High School freshman. Soon after, a senior at Creek. Then, an Eaglecrest High School sophomore. This summer, a recent Grandview High School graduate, followed by a senior from that ... more

At LPS forum, lessons in how to care for each other

It's not up to kids to be each other's therapists. That was one of the key takeaways from “Ghosted,” a combination stage play and mental health workshop hosted by Littleton Public Schools at … more

STEM to host youth mental health, wellness event

Learn how to tell the difference between normal teen behavior and something more serious, and find out what kinds of help are available during an upcoming youth mental health and wellness program. … more

Jessica Roe: Candidate for Littleton Public Schools Board of Education

City or town of residence: Centennial Occupation: Journalist, private investigator, full-time law student Contact information:, Why are you seeking this office? … more

Robert Reichardt: Candidate for Littleton Public Schools Board of Education

City or town of residence: Littleton Occupation: Education researcher Contact information:, Why are you seeking this office? Serving on the … more

Lindley McCrary: Candidate for Littleton Public Schools Board of Education

City or town of residence: Littleton Occupation: Education researcher Contact information:, Why are you seeking this office? I am seeking this office … more
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