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Cherry Creek School District

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Suspicious Fire Forces Aurora School To Cancel Some Classes

Investigators are searching for the cause of an overnight fire that burned a trailer at a school in Aurora.

12/02/2014

Centaurus High School students protest taking the CMAS on Friday. (credit: CBS)

Thousands More Students Skip Mandatory Colorado Exam

Thousands of Colorado High School Students continued to skip mandatory state tests on Friday to protest what many say is an unnecessary and burdensome exam.

11/14/2014

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Hundreds Of High Schoolers Boycott New State Standardized Test

There are 877 seniors at Cherry Creek High School, but only 24 showed up to take the state’s Colorado Measures of Academic Success test on Thursday.

11/14/2014

Cherry Creek School buses plugged in (credit: CBS)

Schools Plan For Cold Mornings By Warming Buses Overnight

School districts across the Denver metro area plan ahead to ensure their school buses are running on time during bitter cold mornings so students don’t have to wait outside for too long.

11/13/2014

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Teens’ Travel Renews Concerns About Terror Appeal

Three teenage girls being investigated for possibly trying to join Islamic State forces in Syria were victims of an “online predator” who encouraged them, a school official said Wednesday, as U.S. officials tried to determine how they made it to Europe without anyone knowing and whether the terrorists’ appeal is deepening among vulnerable youth.

10/22/2014

Hafedh Ferjani (credit: CBS)

Runaway Teens’ Alleged ISIS Aspirations A ‘Shock’ To Colorado Muslim Leader

As the cross-continent trip of three Colorado teenage girls makes national headlines, the head of the Colorado Muslim Council says the fact that they were hoping to join Islamic extremists comes as a surprise.

10/22/2014

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Laredo Middle School Students Face Expulsion After Air Gun Incident

Four middle school students have been suspended after an incident with an air gun on a school bus that injured three students.

10/21/2014

Students from the Boulder Valley School District order lunch at a food truck that rotates among high schools in the district. (credit: Boulder Valley School District)

Not Your Parents’ School Lunch: Districts Innovate With Food Trucks, Smartphone Apps

School meals served now are likely unrecognizable to parents. Although the staples — pizza, hamburgers, chicken nuggets — remain, they’re joined by chorizo quesadillas, harvest sweet potato bakes and Asian crispy chicken bowls, just to name a few.

09/05/2014

Police, firefighters and hazmat crews from Aurora investigated a suspicious substance at Smoky Hill High School. (credit: CBS)

Smoky Hill High School Evacuated Due To Suspicious Substance

Students and teachers were evacuated from Smoky Hill High School Friday afternoon while law enforcement investigated an unusual substance falling from a teen’s backpack.

04/18/2014

Almeda Beth Sullivan (credit: Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office)

Teacher’s Aide Accused In Drug Deaths Of Students Back In Court

More testimony was heard Tuesday to decide if a former teacher’s aide will stand trial for murder.

03/25/2014

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