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The majority of Jefferson County Schools’ water faucets and sinks show lead levels below the EPA-recommended levels. But in many schools, the district is finding several water sources that go above, sometimes well above, the EPA’s 15 … more
Intro: School's out for summer, and while the school year may be over, summer programming, cleaning and upgrades to software and the district's 154 facilities are well underway. Below is a list of five things the district is doing this summer to … more
As Colorado continues to expand its free summer meal program for the state’s poorest students, school districts and advocacy groups are increasingly focusing attention on suburbs that are seeing a greater concentration of low-income … more
Frederick Douglass, the eminent abolitionist, author and social reformer, once said that it is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. For me, that explains why we must expand young Coloradans’ access to early childhood … more
This fall, Red Rocks Community College makes Colorado history by offering a bachelor of applied science degree in water quality management technology. Red Rocks is the first community college in the state to offer a BAS degree, the result oftwo … more
Jefferson County Schools is hunting for lead this summer in its buildings. In a matter of weeks, the district has found sinks, drinking fountains and hose hookups that tested positive for elevated levels of lead at the following schools: Green … more
Teachers hope families will do a little math, reading and writing with their children this summer. When children master math facts they become so much faster at mental math and doing word problems. Daily summer practice for 10 minutes will help … more
Preschool children love to hold your hand and count steps with you. This is a good way to help them learn that there is a one-to-one correspondence between one number and doing one thing or moving on to the next number. They can count giant steps, … more
Come November, Jefferson County taxpayers will be asked to pay up to an average of $134 per year in property taxes to fund new and renovated facilities, and additional Jeffco School district needs … more
Is it closing time? That was the question of the day as Jefferson County Board of Education members directed staff remove the school closures from the Facilities Master Plan, Tuesday … more
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