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Education professionals take action with parade at Capitol

The morning of May 26, the state capitol served as the grounds for a car and school bus parade put together by Colorado education support professionals. The parade was a kickoff of two weeks of … more

Jefferson County Class of 2020: Together, apart

A lesson that I will take away from all of this is to live in the moment and never take things for granted. Thank you for recognizing the Seniors and the graduating Class of 2020. - Charlotte Favre, … more

Mines professors building app to predict likelihood of catching COVID-19

Colorado School of Mines professors have received two National Science Foundation grants for projects related to COVID-19, including one effort to produce a mobile app that could be used to predict … more

School may be mostly remote next year in Jeffco

Next year in Jeffco Public Schools, “we want to create the opportunity for our students to be in our schools,” said Kristopher Schuh, deputy superintendent, during a May 13 board of education … more

Applewood neighborhood honors high school grads in parade

Before the pandemic, John Schreiner had thought a good portion of his spring would be spent on a baseball field in a Wheat Ridge Farmers uniform. He had looked forward to going to prom, spending the … more

A change of plans at Bear Creek thanks to virus

A room normally filled with high school seniors, now ghostly empty, displays a whiteboard marked: “2020, the year of COVID-19.” After eight years of leading the Senior Field Studies program at … more

Robotics tournament canceled, but Jeffco kids ready for next year

Throughout the 2019-2020 school year, students at 16 local elementary and middle schools have been competing their way toward a final robotics tournament, held by the Jefferson County school … more

School-level cuts, furlough days included in Jeffco Public Schools budget suggestions

Jeffco Public Schools leaders are continuing to build the 2020-2021 academic year budget, and while the state has yet to give a final number on the cuts JPS is looking at, school board members did … more

Hell of a pandemic — COVID-19 affects School of Mines

For Colorado School of Mines freshman Paul Slayback, the week before Spring Break was an unexpected whirlwind. On Tuesday, March 9, he was sitting in class, where a professor told students classes … more

What $60 milllion in budget cuts could mean for Jeffco students

Less than four months from next school year, Jeffco has begun brainstorming ways learning might change to protect staff and students from a second wave of the coronavirus. While exact changes are … more

Activity book for students to focus on financial literacy

Economic Literacy Colorado has partnered with Bellco Credit Union to create an activity book for elementary students so they can further the conversation about financial literacy with their parents … more

Arvada fourth-grader getting lawmaker attention

A fourth grader from Arvada played an important role in getting three environmental bills before the Colorado Legislature this year. Madhvi Chittoor spent Earth Day 2020 doing distance learning, … more

GHS students make video for assisted living center

When Jefferson County Public Schools shifted to online learning earlier this year, Golden High School teacher and student council advisor Rachel Kastelein admits she had “no idea” how to engage … more

Mines students using 3-D printers to make protective medical gear

Just days after returning home to Loveland from Colorado School of Mines last month, Paul Slayback came across an article in his hometown newspaper about an organization that was attempting to enlist … more

Jeffco Public Schools recognized for music programming, access

In choir director Chris Maunu’s experience, few places lend themselves to discussion about social issues quite as well as the music room does. While some may picture a choir classroom as a place to … more

Polis 'optimistic' but not certain about schools re-opening in August

Gov. Jared Polis said he expects in-person classes to resume at the state's schools in the fall, but acknowledged that it isn't certain. more

Jeffco Schools preparing for roughly $34 million in cuts

Since the coronavirus outbreak began, school district officials have been prepared to make some reductions to the budget for 2020-2021. But an April 21 letter to the community from Superintendent … more

Jeffco changes approach to grading as remote learning continues

On April 13, Jeffco Public Schools informed families that in response to COVID-19 and the need to transition to remote learning and instruction, grading will look different this semester for students … more

Graduation, college plans not the same for high school seniors

The Class of 2020 has already seen much of their senior year disrupted, if not outright cancelled. Even now, not much is certain about the future, but Jefferson County Public Schools’ spring … more

Charter, private schools navigate weeks of online learning

Up until March 2020, Golden-based charter school Golden View Classical Academy relied on a mostly analog approach to education, said principal Robert Garrow. And when the school decided to transition … more
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