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Jeffco schools plans 1:1 device roll out

In August Jeffco Public Schools will begin getting a touchscreen device into the hands of every student, from fifth grade and up. The initiative will take four years to implement for all fifth-12th … more

State of school funding for Jeffco

Spring is right around the corner and the Colorado legislature is back in session. While the work of teaching and learning happens in our schools, these coming months are also a time when we get … more

Jeffco schools consider changing start times

Following a presentation by the Jeffco Schools Start Time Task Force Feb. 7, the Board of Education will be considering changing school start times so that no school begins before 8 a.m. “I think … more

Snow day for Jefferson County schools for Feb. 7

Bands of heavy snowfall led to several early closures across the Denver metro area on Wednesday, Feb. 6. Some of today's Jefferson County closures are as follows: more

Colorado teens celebrate diversity

When Teah Selkin, 18, started at Cherry Creek High as a freshman, she only knew one thing about the school — the common stereotype that Cherry Creek High School is a school for rich, white kids. As … more

Polis details proposal for full-day kindergarten

Gov. Jared Polis urged lawmakers to act quickly on his plan to offer state-funded full-day kindergarten. Polis told the Joint Education Committee his $227 million plan is a foundation of his new … more

Computer science training offered for all elementary teachers

A current job search on employment site Indeed.com shows that currently in Colorado there are nearly 1,000 available jobs in the computer science field. Of those jobs, 205 of them offer an estimated … more

Teens HOPEfull to drive out the stigma of mental health

Hundreds of teens are using the HOPEfull Drive as a tool to prevent teen suicide and end the stigma that surrounds teen depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. “Not a lot of people … more

Westminster students to compete in Science Bowl

Students from Woodrow Wilson Charter Academy in Westminster will compete Feb. 2 in the regional competition of the Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl. Teams of four students face off in … more

FCA students donate food to the hungry

An annual food drive doubles as an opportunity to teach generosity of spirit at Faith Christian Academy. For a second year, the entire school gathered donations together to send to Community Table … more

Hardwired to learn in Jeffco

A couple hundred Jeffco Public Schools high schoolers attended the second annual Jeffcon on Jan. 25. Jeffcon is a conference specifically geared toward the students to give them the opportunity to … more

Turning bond dollars into tangible projects

As principal of Green Mountain High School in Lakewood, Colleen Owens spends a good chunk of her time dealing with facilities problems — a leaky roof, a flooding gymnasium floor, and the … more

Jeffco goes to market with bond sale Wednesday

Jefferson County Public Schools is looking to get a good chunk of its voter-approved $567 million bond money as soon as possible, to begin some of the facility work it has promised. The school … more

Jeffco Schools prepares to launch online enrollment tool

Starting in December, students and parents will be able to browse schools throughout the districts and compare and contrast their offerings through the school finder tool, which will be launched as … more

Parents, community key in coping with four-day week

When Adams County’s 27J school district decide to move to a four-day student contact week, officials found that one of parents’ biggest concerns was child care for elementary-aged students. … more

Jeffco students, staff honored as heroes in overcoming adversity

When Adrena Rocha was a freshman at Arvada High School she was more interested in partying than coming to school. She described herself as a “lost child,” her lowest point being when she ran away … more

High school business students get ‘a jumpstart on life’

Westminster’s newest entrepreneurs are self-motivated and tech-savvy — and they’re also students at Mountain Range High School. Juniors in the school’s branch of the National High School of … more

Jeffco school school bond passes in a come-from-behind victory

It came down to the wire. Jeffco Schools Superintendent Dr. Jason Glass called it a “Hail Mary.” On Election Night, the measure was down more than 8,000 votes, but as more votes were counted in the days that followed Election Day, the gap between those wanting to fund the $567 million bond for Jefferson County Public Schools and those not, narrowed. more

Results leave funding for Jeffco schools uncertain

Early results released by the Colorado Secretary of State at 10:10 p.m. show support for the Jefferson County Public Schools bond and mill levy override is split: 51.67 percent are saying yes to … more

Hospital program seeks to hone students’ focus

Mindy Blas knew for a long time that she wanted to work in a hospital, but a familiarity program sponsored by St. Anthony’s North Health campus has helped her zero in on just where where. “I knew … more
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