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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
Over the holiday break, I had the time to reflect on this past year and all the changes that have come to Jefferson County Public Schools, and to also consider our future. 2017 marked a number of … 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
As votes cast Nov. 7 are now official per the canvass board, Brad Rupert, Susan Harmon and Ron Mitchell were officially sworn in at a special meeting Nov. 27. “I would like to first say thank you … more
Brad Rupert, Susan Harmon and Ron Mitchell keep their seats on the Jefferson County Board of Education, having won re-election Nov. 7. The three incumbents were elected following the recall of the board majority in 2015. Two challengers, … more
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