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Lots of hustle and bustle on the Colorado School of Mines campus was going on during the third week of August as students were getting ready for classes to begin on Aug. 22. Aug. 16 and 18 were move-in days when all first-year, transfer and … more
History was made at the Arvada Campus of Red Rocks Community College recently, when the newly rebuilt facility became the first community college in the nation to offer a master’s degree program. Ed Perlmutter recognized the significance and … more
Back to school shopping for a family can be daunting, but imagine shopping for 5,500 students. The Action Center, a Lakewood-based nonprofit, does just that on an annual basis. Aided by a small army of volunteers, and a lot of corporate and … more
Students at Stott Elementary School got the VIP treatment for their first day of school on Aug. 18, complete with the Arvada West High School marching band and cheerleaders. “We really … more
The 2016 Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) test results for science and social studies were released last week. The tests, conducted last April, tested fifth, eighth and 11th graders in science, and a sampling of fourth and seventh … more
From new playgrounds and schools to a new way to help credit-deficient students graduate, Jefferson County Schools have myriad new programs for its 86,000 students as they start the new school year. “There’s always that excitement about the … more
A majority of children returning to Jefferson County schools this week will be heading into buildings that have at least some water outlets testing higher for lead than the federal guidelines for water quality. To date, Jefferson County School … more
Jefferson County voters will be asked to approve a $568 million bond and mill levy package to repair the school district’s aging schools, build new ones, hire new mental health staff and update technology and other school operations. “We have … more
Jefferson County voters will be asked to approve a $568 million bond and mill levy override package to help fund Jeffco Schools facilities and ongoing costs this November. “The need has been … more
A who’s who of Colorado’s education community — including two Jeffco parents and a Lakewood legislator — will help shape the state’s new federally required education plan. The 17-member committee will be responsible for finding … more
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