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What’s happening with Douglas County schools?

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Supporters of Douglas County Schools Superintendent Corey Wise rally in front of the department’s headquarters in Castle Rock on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022. Wise’s supporters say he is being forced out of his job by a new conservative majority on the board accused of meeting in secret to make the move – a violation of the Colorado’s open meetings laws.

In the Douglas County school district over the past couple of weeks, four newly-elected board members suddenly signaled they wanted to fire the superintendent. That angered many in the community, leading to a large teacher walkout and rally, followed by a student walk out. CPR education reporter Jenny Brundin provides an overview and tells us how the controversy in Colorado's third-largest school district got to this point.