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Are our Disadvantaged Students Really Learning? - an Analysis of the 2017 US News High School Rankings

The latest US News & World Report High School Rankings (2017) indicate that disadvantaged populations of students are underperforming in Douglas County, and that high graduation rates have been achieved in large part by expedient means of moving such students through the system. 495 more words

Netflix Series On Teen Suicide Causes Concern In Schools

By Tom Mustin

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A controversial new series about teen suicide is causing serious discussions among parents and students in Douglas County. 434 more words

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Tour Teasers and Tickets

As the big weekend draws nearer,more details are revealed….read and learn,Grasshopper!

If you attend the tour on Saturday, start at the Extension Office at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper, Lawrence, where you will find a huge sale of neonicotinoid-free native plants. 66 more words

'Dangerous' Escaped Inmate Arrested

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – It was a violent end to the search for an escaped convict wanted in a crime spree.

Zachary Vela, a Department of Corrections escapee, was wanted for a felony parole violation and numerous other crimes. 262 more words

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Construction industry struggles to fill positions 

After the 2007 housing market crash, many skilled workers left Douglas County to find work elsewhere, but not enough have come to replace them.

“What we have now as the market is getting going again is a whole crop of new guys coming into the market that don’t necessarily have the experience,” housing developer Tim Drechsel said. 47 more words

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Educating our educators: Pacific University teaching program could be a great step in the right direction for Douglas County -- Opinion

Attracting educators to Douglas County has been a problem in recent years.

Some schools in Roseburg struggled to fill positions until the school year was well underway. 83 more words

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Search Continues For Man Wanted In Numerous Crimes

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – Police in Lakewood were assisted by SWAT Monday morning as they searched for a suspect.

Zachary Vela is Department of Corrections escapee wanted for a felony parole violation and numerous other crimes. 233 more words

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