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Jeffco teachers face a 'curveball' with online summer learning

Jeffco Public Schools typically runs its Jeffco Summer of Early Leaning (JSEL), a summer learning program for incoming first through third graders, at schools and in person. But as June rolled around … more

Autopsy: Jail inmate died from drug intoxication

An autopsy report identifies the cause of death for the man that died in the Jefferson County jail last month as combined drug intoxication with hypertensive cardiovascular disease listed as a … more

Jeffco Libraries offering curbside pickup of materials

On May 16, Jeffco residents were again able to do one of many things they hadn’t been able to in nearly 10 weeks: drive away from the library with a new book to read. But while the end experience … more

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

Guest OpEd: A teacher’s reflections

This week was our last week of school and I spent the morning reflecting on my 8th year of teaching. It’s been definitely the biggest rollercoaster ride of a year of all time. I’m proud to be a … 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

Jeffco Hispanics hit harder by COVID-19

During the week of April 20, 48-year-old Arvada resident Shannon Bonilla began to exhibit symptoms of COVID-19: shortness of breath when she talked, a cough and nonstop congestion. She didn’t think … 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

Denver metro area arts go online

Town Hall Arts Center in Littleton was just about to start its spring kids’ classes when the arrival of COVID-19 changed everything. “Once that all came apart, I, like everybody else, sort of sat … more

As this stretches on, howl it out

Well, here we are in week three, or four or … I don’t know, I’ve lost track of time completely lately. All I know is that it’s been quite a while since everything shut down for the Covid-19 … 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

COVID and crime: Jeffco sees overall drop but domestic violence calls up

From work practices to eating and drinking habits, the COVID-19 pandemic seems to be impacting nearly every aspect of current life. In Jefferson County, that also seems to include lowering crime … more

Outdoor Lab to celebrate first-ever virtual Earth Day

A virtual celebration will bring the Jefferson County community together for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day while raising awareness for the Outdoor Lab program. The Jefferson County-based Outdoor … more

Jeffco tourism businesses hit hard by COVID-19

At Golden’s The Dove Inn, the cancellations started out slowly. “I would say in early March people started canceling,” said Libby Foster, who owns the 10-bedroom Victorian inn on 14th Street … more

4-H turning obstacles into opportunities

While we are all adjusting to a new and different way of life, members of the Jeffco 4-H youth development program are using this challenging situation to practice several life skills taught by the … 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

Q&A with Jeffco’s Erika Edwards: Feeding families during COVID-19

In addition to taking more than 150 schools, all operating as normal the week of March 9, and transferring them online for the district’s first day of remote learning March 17, Jeffco Public … 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

Jeffco Schools will notify affected individuals but not communities

Jeffco Public Schools sent a March 23 letters to families saying that, because COVID-19 has become so widespread, when a member of a school community tests positive for the illness, the district will … more

Jeffco Sheriff’s office releasing inmates, prohibiting jail visits in response to COVID-19

County officials have continued to respond to the COVID-19 crisis this week by announcing several operational changes aimed at helping to contain the spread of the disease. The Jefferson County … more
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