Update: Moments ago, we spoke with Jefferson County School District spokesperson Lynn Setzer about apparent teacher sickouts taking place in Jeffco today. She confirmed that classes have been canceled at Golden and Jefferson high schools today due to a high number of teacher absences and adds that o ... More >>
Following another day of student protests over a controversial Jefferson County School Board proposal to stress patriotism and downplay civil disorder in American history curriculum, news has surfaced about investigations into an alleged threat against the child of at least one school board member - ... More >>
Vape pens used to smoke marijuana aren't new: We wrote about a dispensary giving them away to chemotherapy patients back in 2012. But with the growing popularity of e-cigarettes, the concept has gone mainstream in a big way thanks to the way the devices mask much of the scent and smoke long associat ... More >>
The proliferation of child-abduction-attempt reports (like one yesterday in Parker) following ten-year-old Jessica Ridgeway's abduction and murder has plenty of people looking for what they can do to make kids safer. One example: Jessica's Angels, a group whose members (including driving force Alex ... More >>
This morning, a freshman girl at Columbine High School allegedly attacked two fellow students with a hammer. It's a story that would likely have remained local had it happened elsewhere. But because the incident took place at Columbine, outlets from ABC to the Sydney Morning Herald are covering it. ... More >>
Regan Benson isn't afraid to speak her mind, and neither are her kids, including son Blake, who made news for sporting a "Nobama" banner during Michelle Obama's visit to Dakota Ridge High School, and Bryce, who ex-guv candidate Tom Tancredo backed in a controversy over wearing a "Border Patrol" T-sh ... More >>
Troy Lowrie.Yesterday marked the death, for now, of a Colorado Board of Education rule mandating that school districts tell parents when staffers are busted for sex and drug crimes, among other offenses. That's good news to Troy Lowrie, a strip-club owner who lost a side job coaching high sch ... More >>
Was Dakota Ridge High School student Bryce Benson punished for wearing a T-shirt that read "Border Patrol" while others who staged a mock-demonstration featuring signs that read "Fuck America" weren't -- or at least not initially? Ex-Congressman and recent gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo's not ... More >>
Stony Creek.Update: The evacuation of Stony Creek Elementary yesterday hot on the heels of a bomb threat at nearby Southwest Plaza mall on the twelfth anniversary of the Columbine shootings rattled plenty of nerves among residents and locked-down students at area schools -- yet the Jeffco She ... More >>
Big pic below.Update below: At least six teachers and coaches were busted on sexually related charges in these parts last year, and 2011's already brought the story of Courtney Bowles, found naked on top of a student in a car. But the arrest of Alameda High basketball coach Wes Specht on simi ... More >>
Big pic below.No, Jefferson High School cafeteria manager Michelle Whitmire isn't accused of serving up marijuana on a plate alongside Mystery Meat and Surprise Stew. But an arrest affidavit on view below in its entirety accuses the 51-year old of giving weed to children as young as elementa ... More >>
Large photo below.Update: Gary Wegner, a Dunstan Middle School shop teacher accused of sexual assault on two students, made his first appearance in court this morning. He hasn't been formally charged, but he was advised of his rights, and a bond of $20,000 was set. Also available: Wegner's ar ... More >>
Some of the havoc wreaked at Stein Elementary.Update, 3:20 p.m.: Two arrests have been made in this case, with a third suspect sought. Photos of the eighteen-year-old suspects, plus more information from the Lakewood Police Department, are on view after the original item, published at 11:20 a ... More >>
Blake Benson rocks his Nobama duds.Conservatives like to portray the American Civil Liberties Union as a bunch of dangerous lefties with a decidedly progressive agenda rather than principles that transcend the politics of the moment. But that argument was dinged today, when the ACLU's Colora ... More >>
A top-rated teacher laments the demise of phys ed.
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There oughta be a lawyer
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The bullet in the backpack and other Columbine mysteries.
Two years after the shootings, 60 Minutes brings Columbine back to prime time -- and local officials get camera-shy.
Colorado has become one of the country's hubs for teaching, and learning, how to feel bad.
The Boulder Valley School District has a hard time learning how to teach kids with special needs.
Columbine families prepare to unite for a new library...
Much of what we think we know about Columbine is wrong.
A Green Mountain High School student finds out there's the Church of Christ, and then there's the Denver Church of Christ
SOME PARENTS GIVE LOW MARKS TO JEFFCO'S "MULTI-AGE" CLASSROOMS.