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UNPACKING THE BACKPACK – Multiple paths to learning math

All kids do not learn math at the same age, pace, and proficiency. In fact, educators know that literacy, math, and critical thinking skills are not age-specific. That is a key problem and inefficiency of the K12 one-size-fits-all education system. However, many schools adjust for learning needs through flexible acceleration and multiple pathways. As a …

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CCSD Principal named 2021 High School Principal of the Year

The Colorado Association of School Executives (CASE), along with the Colorado Association of Secondary School Principals (CASSP), are proud to name Cherry Creek High School principal, Ryan Silva, the 2021 ColoradoHigh School Principal of the Year. Silva was selected through a highly selective process coordinated by a committee of his peers and former award winners. …

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Scholarship celebration honors Central students

Central’s annual Scholarship Celebration was scheduled for Thursday, April 22, but was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The event gives student scholarship recipients the opportunity to personally thank and share dinner with donors who help make their Central education possible. More than 800 students would have been recognized this year in P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium. …

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Attorney Kristin Allan is a candidate for Cherry Creek school board

BY FREDA MIKLIN – GOVERNMENTAL REPORTER Kristin Allan is a practicing attorney at a local law firm who hopes to be elected as district director E on the Cherry Creek Schools (CCSD) Board of Education on November 2. She would replace Karen Fisher, current school board president, who is term limited. Allan and her husband, …

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LPS board approves recommendation to close Twain and Peabody Elementary schools in the Fall of 2022

Twain students to attend new school on the Franklin Campus in Fall 2022; Peabody students to attend Lenski in Fall 2022; Heritage Greens neighborhood to attend new Dr. Ford Elementary in Fall 2021 During its regularly scheduled April 8, 2021 meeting, the Littleton Public Schools Board of Education, in a 5-0 vote, approved the Maple …

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Creek Pitcher Alexandra Gruitch earns a full-ride to the University of Maine

When we last saw Alexandra (Alex) Gruitch (Villager Newspaper, Volume 36, Number 28, May 31, 2018), daughter of Jeff and Elise Gruitch and granddaughter of Villager favorite Edie Marks, she had just finished her freshman year at Cherry Creek High School having earned a varsity letter in fastpitch softball. On December 16, Alex signed a …

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