State lawmakers say roads and schools will dominate legislature this year, pundit says showboating will be all the rage in the General Assembly
Four Gateway students, who raised $100 per group, were paired up with an elementary school student from APS and the student was allowed $40 of the $100 to spend on themselves, with the remainder going to getting gifts for their family members.
Century, Crawford and Lyn Knoll elementary schools, Lansing Elementary Community School and Mrachek Middle School have all moved onto the state’s accountability radar this year after rating as priority improvement status. Because of the designation, the schools must create their own unified improvement plans. 
Paulalengan was awarded the Project NEXT Viewers Choice Award at the Denver Film Festival in November for her short film, “Dear People.” 
Asia Lyons, a sixth-grade teacher at Sky Vista Middle School, was allowed to go back to work on Nov. 30 after being placed on administrative leave Oct. 6. According to the Cherry Creek School District, Lyons received no disciplinary action after an investigation
A new anti-voucher majority on the Douglas County school district board voted Monday night to eliminate a program enacted by an earlier conservative-dominated board to help public school students attend secular and religious schools with taxpayer-funded vouchers
The group of 25 seniors and a few juniors have been in Dickinson, Texas, close to Houston, for the past week helping with everything from tearing out the water damaged insides of homes to putting up drywall. The group is set to head back on a chartered bus after finishing up work on Dec. 1
“These incidents should be focused on with a bright spotlight to ensure ourselves there are no more victims, that we know what to watch for in other kids, and to learn how to create awareness around issues and make sure victims understand it’s not their fault, that these are predators,” said Margaret Ochoa
“My compass in each of these incidents has been protecting our students in every possible way,” Bull said in the statement. “As always, we as a district will review our practices and bring forward our learnings from both of these situations. We will critique our actions and responses in an effort to improve, especially when it comes to ensuring the safety of our students.”
Student academic growth in the Cherry Creek School District slowed in the last school year across numerous metrics in data released by the Colorado Department of Education. But the fourth largest school district is still one of the higher achieving, large school districts in the state. 

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