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Denver metro area school districts close for the school year

As Colorado braces for the COVID-19 peak to hit, 14 Denver metro area school districts jointly announced they will remain closed to in-person learning for the remainder of the school year. … more

In-person learning will not resume this school year in Jeffco

After previously suspending in-person learning through April 30, Jeffco Public Schools sent out an April 3 letter announcing that school buildings will remain closed for the rest of the school year. … more

Colorado extends statewide school closure through April 30

Gov. Jared Polis extended Colorado's statewide school closure through April 30, lining up with federal social distancing guidelines that the White House extended to the end of the month. Polis' … more

Jeffco sports spring trips, games canceled

In the second week of March, the Wheat Ridge High boys’ baseball team learned that the team’s spring break trip, a tournament in Phoenix, had been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A … more

To make online learning work, Jefferson County teachers get creative

Every year at Arvada's Drake Middle School, students taking family and consumer science look forward to the cooking unit above all. So, when teacher Kristina Herrin learned that the unit would … more

Disenfecting the schools

With students and teachers scheduled to be working remotely from their homes through April 17, crews at Westminster Public Schools took the time to disinfect every inch of the buildings, an effort to … more

Schools working to take classwork online

It isn’t so easy to replicate a school day if the schools are closed for a whole series of days. “But we’ve had a few positive comments on our district Facebook page,” Oliver Grenham, chief … more

School meals offered by Adams 12, Westminster Public School districts

School meal pickup times Families can pick up meals for their students daily at one of the following locations. Times vary. Adams 12 Schools 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Horizon High School Legacy High … more

Here's what remote learning looks like in Jeffco

March 12, Jeffco Public Schools announced it would be closing all school buildings the following week, leaving district and school employees a matter of days to ensure that, by March 17, tens of … more

Warren Tech student snowboards for sale after contest

For its seventh year, snowboard company Never Summer is selling boards created by Warren Tech students after about 90 teenagers from the school’s graphic design department competed to submit … more

Colorado school testing canceled this year amid COVID-19 concern; AP testing moves online

On March 17, the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) released a statement saying end-of-the-year assessments including the Colorado Measures of Academic Success, or CMAS, “will be paused for … more

Jeffco community faces new obstacles as school goes online for COVID-19

Six months ago, John Ford wouldn’t have believed that one day, the entire district would transfer all schools to temporary online learning, said Ford, a Jeffco parent and president of teachers … more

Colleges, universities taking precautions

As with many institutions across the nation, Denver-area colleges and universities are taking precautions aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19. Here is a look at what schools are doing: … more

State education rally leads more schools to announce closing March 19

More school districts across Colorado will close March 19, letting teachers participate in the CEA Educator Day of Action, a rally at the State Capitol to promote public funding for education. Adams … more

Students ask council to invest in Lake Arbor project

With its upcoming plans to dredge Lake Arbor and remove excess sediment, the city is considering working a $10,000 proposal into the mix after the proposal’s authors — a sixth-grade class from … more

Jeffco high schoolers resting their case

Although the courts of Jefferson County usually go dark on weekends, they buzzed with activity on Saturday, Feb. 29 as lawyers made arguments and cross-examined witnesses about Gayle Gergich, a … more

Westminster students savor cookie challenge

Culinary teacher Christopher Hill said he was simply asking his students to think outside the box. The result, according to judges in his Westminster High School classroom, was a subtly flavored … more

*UPDATE* Jeffco schools to no longer close March 19

UPDATE: After our print deadline, Jeffco Public Schools announced that due to the cancelation of the CEA's Day of Action March 19 rally, that the district would be holding school as normal on that day. Students will have class that day, and all before and after care programs and bus service will operate as usual. more

Changing Jeffco school start times would cost millions

Following years of work to establish later start times across the district, the Reimagining Time Task Force, made up of Jeffco parents and district employees, presented to the school board Feb. 5 … more

Local school to compete in Science Bowl

Middle school students from Woodrow Wilson Charter School in Westminster will compete Feb. 1 in the 2020 National Science Bowl, sponsored by the Department of Energy and managed by the department’s … more
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