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Douglas County Job Growth from the Denver Business Journal

Employment in Douglas County grew by 5.9 percent in the 12 months ending September 2013, the second-highest job-growth rate in the nation among 334 large counties, the U.S. Department of Labor reported Wednesday.

Dougco's one-year employment growth rate was second only to Fort Bend County, Texas, among counties with 75,000 or more jobs, the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics said. Fort Bend saw 6.0 percent job growth between September 2012 and last September; the national average was 1.7 percent growth.

Read the full story in the Denver Business Journal

March 20, 2014 | By slmanitoken | Category: Careers, Human Resources

District News

While the holidays are often a joyous time with friends and family, we know that they can also be stressful, not just for adults, but for children too. In addition to the annual pressure of gift giving, family gathering and travel, the holidays can trigger memories of the loss of loved ones and other traumatic events.

DCSD Board of Directors sitting at dais

On Monday, December 4, the Douglas County School District Board of Education voted unanimously (with six voting members) to approve a resolution to rescind the Choice Scholarship Program. The Resolution outlines three steps to this revocation: 1) Rescind the Choice Scholarship Program, 2) Repeal all district policies specifically related to the Choice Scholarship Program and the School Choice Grant Program, 3) Direct the Board President and/or Interim Superintendent to end the litigation challenging the Choice Scholarship Program in a cost-efficient and timely manner. The resolution takes effect immediately.

HRHS Cyber Patriots

Equifax, Target, Yahoo... Unfortunately it is not uncommon to hear about— or fall victim to— data security breaches as computers become increasingly integrated into our lives. However, a generation of high school students are preparing to fill cybersecurity roles to help protect all of us against future attacks; and many of these future protectors are right here in Douglas County. Meet the Highlands Ranch High School CyberPatriots.