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Back to school also means elections around the corner

With Labor Day behind us, the days are getting shorter which means summer is winding down and fall is just ahead. This also means we are coming up on the scariest time of year. That’s right, folks … more

Two new members to be elected to school board

For voters in the Jefferson County School District, Nov. 5 will see them select two representatives to sit on the school board, which is made up of five seats total. The representatives will serve a … more

Teacher contract, test results prompt budget changes

Student standardized test results came back just in time for the first regular school board meeting on Sept. 5, at which board members pressed for answers on how the district would improve for 2020. … more

Jefferson County’s fourth grade initiative boosts student test scores

After seeing a decrease in the percentage of fourth graders who passed the standardized test CMAS in 2018, district executives felt compelled to make a change. “We targeted support specifically for … more

Mines students to compete in Solar Decathlon AFRICA

It’s not an African safari, but Colorado School of Mines students are participating in quite an adventure in Morocco this September. A group from Mines is competing in Solar Decathlon AFRICA — an … more

Jeffco schools receive 2019 standardized test scores

With the August release of Colorado Measurement of Academic Success scores, or CMAS — a standardized math, English and science test for third through eighth graders, and a science test for 11th … more

Jeffco teachers to be paid back for 2010 pay freeze

For many Jeffco teachers, the final bell on the first day of school didn't quite signal the end of the day; rather, it signaled a shift to an impassioned discussion as teachers continued to negotiate … more

Comcast awards scholarships to area students

Comcast awarded $75,000 in scholarships to 30 college-bound students across Colorado, including students from the metro Denver area, as part of the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. … more

Pinnacol Foundation scholarships total $474,890

The Pinnacol Foundation recently awarded $474,890 in scholarships to 100 students across Colorado for the 2019-20 academic year. The foundation provides scholarships each year to students whose … more

Becoming a GHS Demon

This year's nearly 400 incoming freshmen at Golden High School spent a full day acclimating to becoming a high schooler on Aug. 14 through the LINK program's freshmen orientation. “There's so much … more

Reporter Stories: First Day of School at STEM, last day for our reporter

We talk with our Douglas County School District reporter Alex DeWind on her last day about covering the first day of school at Highlands Ranch's STEM School. more

Estimated 5,000 students receive needed school supplies

The day started with a series of lines for Loretta Ornelas and her three grandchildren: a line to get around the parking lot of Wheat Ridge's Stevens Elementary, where cars had begun piling up along … more

Back to school in Jeffco: Five things to know

With most Jefferson County students scheduled to return to school on Aug. 14, the district is encouraging members of the school community to stay in the know on important dates, events and tips for … more

Teacher survey results provide ‘opportunity to learn from each other’

“This school is led by an effective team.” “I would recommend this school as a good place to work.” “I would recommend this school as a good place for students to learn.” For some … more

Marketing fruits and veggies to kids

“Yum. Here are some fruits and vegetables,” says adult to child. Young child’s mouth is sealed shut. “Let’s eat some salsa you helped chop up! Yummy!” Magically the mouth may open up with … more

Firefly Autism coming to Lakewood

Nicole Taylor was watching “Monsters, Inc.” three months ago with her three-year-old grandson, Bubba. He suffers from Autism, a developmental disorder that can impair the ability to communicate … more

Early College hires economics, math professor

John Evans-Klock will join the staff at Early College of Arvada as a professor of economics and mathematics. After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, Evans-Klock spent 20 years … more

Jeffco Schools announces decision not to reconstruct Columbine

When Principal Scott Christy learned the school district was considering the demolition and reconstruction of Columbine High School, “I was emotionally torn,” he said. “I don't think there's … more

Action Center school supply event approaches in August

Jefferson County residents, district students and Colorado families in need have all been invited to the Action Center’s School Supply Distribution event. Families will receive school supplies … more

District considers weekly late start or early release for all schools

After a March survey and June school board meeting, Jeffco Public Schools is considering its next steps for a plan that could set a weekly late start or early release for all of its schools. The … more
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