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Research says that a later school start time positively impacts alertness, mental health, wellness and behavior in high school and middle school students, which means students are better prepared to … more
The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) released 2016-17 school year graduation, completion, and dropout rates last week. For Jefferson County Public Schools, the news is positive; more students … more
In Colorado, where eight school shootings have occurred since 1982 — leaving 19 dead and 29 wounded — keeping students safe is a reality that has spurred Denver metro area districts to lead the … more
In an effort to capitalize on great ideas from teachers, the Jefferson County Public Schools Board of Education will be launching the Jeffco Innovation Acceleration Fund that will invest in the … more
Every great financial empire had to start with just a few dollars going into a bank account somewhere. Which means 14-year-old Katelyn Osborne, who lives in Denver, is ahead of the curve when it … more
Despite small raise, teacher pay continues to lag With the failure of the $33 million mill levy override and $535 million bond package that the Jefferson County Schools Board of Education presented … more
Thirty-five district schools earned 45 academic awards from the Colorado Department of Education based on 2016-17 Colorado Measures of Academic Success results. “I am so proud of these schools and … more
In October, we released a proposed vision statement for Jeffco Public Schools called Generations: A Learning-Centered Vision for our Community’s Schools. Since that time, we’ve had deep and … more
Lack of sleep, anxiety, depression and acting out are all heightened mental health challenges faced by the 500 unaccompanied youths and the approximately 3,000 students experiencing homelessness in … more
Every day, Daliliah Wilson spends four hours simply getting to and from school. Without a car or driver’s license, Wilson, 18, must take two buses and the light rail from her Wheat Ridge home to … more
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