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Students in DCSD are not just learning about reading, writing and arithmetic; educators are pushing them to engage in Higher-Order Thinking. What happens when this kind of thinking is put to work?

Highly productive discussions between the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) and the Douglas County School District have resulted in both an agreement regarding a dispute over some of District students’ seat time calculations, as well as improvements in the guidance that will help other districts avoid similar issues in the future.

This week’s anniversary of the Columbine High School tragedy is a poignant reminder of why it is critically important for school districts across the nation to take the safety and security of students and staff seriously. Douglas County School District (DCSD) has long been a leader in this regard. Learning from the past, it has taken a comprehensive and innovative approach, utilizing and continually improving a layered system of security.

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