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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

5 questions for Kiera Pritchett, online-school student in Centennial

A car wreck can be a terrifying experience, but for Kiera Pritchett, it was just another time her education applied to the real world. “I was on my way to work, I was riding the bus, and the car … more

Arapahoe High to hold suicide-prevention walk

Two years in a row of students dying by suicide haven't been easily forgotten at Arapahoe High School. This April, students are taking action to put mental health at the forefront of the community's … 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

Bond would address access issues at Newton, officials say

Students, staff and parents with disabilities are at a serious disadvantage when navigating Newton Middle School, according to Littleton Public Schools officials, forcing staff to adjust student … more

Fighting youth suicide requires cultural change, says LPS group

All too often, young people battle mental health issues in silence and isolation. Winning those battles requires help from their schools, families and community — and perhaps a change in our … more

Aerospace school possible at Wings Over the Rockies site

Eventually, the new campus at Centennial Airport will be a sprawling, multi-facility effort to solve an ongoing problem in the aerospace industry: It needs more qualified hands. “We just want to be … more

Arapahoe High students return to class

Arapahoe High School students returned to class Jan. 7 for the first time since the Dec. 13 shooting at the school. "The first day was exhausting," Arapahoe senior Anna Sutterer said. "Not too … 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

Nationally recognized expert offers insight on parenting challenges

Following the 1999 mass shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Dr. Scott Poland visited the school to console members of the grieving community. He did the same after the Feb. 14 school … more

Links between schools go beyond geography

Arapahoe High School's location across a county line and in another school district matters little to Douglas County School District staff and students. In the wake of the Dec. 13 shooting that … 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

Arapahoe High School community grieves after students die by suicide

Arapahoe High School staff, parents and students grieved together after two students died by suicide three days apart, Littleton Public Schools officials said. Classes were canceled Oct. 3 and … 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

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

Science, creativity a good fit in Littleton Public Schools

As Littleton High School Principal Amy Oaks ramps up her efforts to get kids interested in the sciences, at least one retired engineer is cheering her on. "We, as a country, are at high risk of … more

Voters approve largest-ever LPS bond

Littleton Public Schools will kick off a long-term effort to rebuild many of the district's buildings after voters approved Ballot Issue 4A, a $278 million bond. The measure was passing by a wide … more

LPS ballot measure: 'This is our chance to leave a legacy'

Littleton Public Schools officials are asking voters to approve a nearly $300 million bond they say will help them better prepare students for life after school and begin replacing the district's … more

Arapahoe High tragedy spurred change, officials and parents say

In the five years since shots rang out in the halls of Arapahoe High School, Littleton Public Schools has made strides toward cultivating an environment of health and help, but the road ahead remains … 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
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