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With the failure of ballot measures 3A and 3B — the mill levy override and bond package the Jefferson County Board of Education presented to voters Nov. 8 — the school district wants to know what the community is willing to give up to help the … more
The Jeffco Public Schools 2016-17 enrollment figures show enrollment has decreased slightly since last year. The 2016-17 membership in Jeffco Public Schools is 86,361 students, a decrease of 370 students from the previous year. Last year saw an … more
Instead of calling Houston to check in with Earth, Comdr. Shane Kimbrough, a NASA astronaut on the International Space Station, called Wheat Ridge High School. For 20 minutes on Nov. 18, about 400 students, parents and community members sat in … more
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With more and more information being used and stored online, cyber security and defense is all the more important. For a student like Joshua Rivera, who served in the Navy and was working toward a degree after his service, it seemed like a … more
Going into the state marching band finals on Halloween night, D’Evelyn Junior Senior High School’s band was in third place. Everyone in the band, including first-year band director Becky Paschke, was nervous. “The kids worked really hard … more
In the wake of the defeat of 3A and 3B — the mill levy override and bond package the Jefferson County Board of Education presented to voters Nov. 8 — the board has declared teacher compensation as its top priority going into next year’s … more
For school board president Ron Mitchell, the first results, posted in the minutes after polls closed Election Night, painted a grim picture: Jeffco Schools’ bond and tax override measures were headed for defeat. “It was way too early in the … more
Some conscientious Wheat Ridge elementary students scarf-bombed area parks last weekend. More than 60 scarves were knitted, crocheted or sewn by parents, staff and students at the Mountain Phoenix Community School, 4725 Miller Street. On Nov. 5, … more
The latest journal of Pediatrics October 2016 (aappublications.org), has released new recommendations for technology use by children. The report “Media and Young Minds” relates how technology can be managed in the home (healthychildren.org/Media … more
Years ago, Jefferson County librarian Alison McCombe remembers a young boy — who was about 9 at the time — coming into the Golden Library for tutoring. “He was so embarrassed that his grandmother would bring him to the library for help,” … more
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