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Hickenlooper budget would boost school funding

Colorado would give school districts more money next year and the state would make a dent in its school funding shortfall under Gov. John Hickenlooper’s proposed 2018-19 budget released Nov. 1. If the plan is approved by state lawmakers, school … more

Jeffco schools prepares for early budget direction

Staff presented the Jefferson County Public Schools Board of Education with a request for $9.3 million in additional on-going funds in a budget presentation Thursday, March 1. more

Jeffco Schools launches million dollar innovation fund

In an effort to capitalize on great ideas from teachers, the Jefferson County Public Schools Board of Education will be launching the Jeffco Innovation Acceleration Fund that will invest in the … more

Warren Tech students design snowboards

Elijah Quinones, 16, aspires to be a graphic designer. “Anything you can imagine, you can create with graphic design,” he said. As a junior in Warren Tech’s graphic design program, Quinones is one of almost 90 students getting a head … more

Jeffco students say `enough,' plan walkout events

After the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Golden High School senior Emmy Adams said her heart was “shattered.” “Enough is enough and it's time … more

Jeffco school distirct talks out budget priorities

More money for an online choice enrollment system, new hires, communications and mental health supports were on the discussion table March 5 when the Jefferson County Board of Education met for a … more

Sharing stories and goals for future care

Usually this space is reserved for grandchildren’s care. This time Kate LA Beau, an Advance Care Planning Program Manager is a guest writer addressing grandparent’s needs and future care. … more

Keeping students, schools safe

In Colorado, where eight school shootings have occurred since 1982 — leaving 19 dead and 29 wounded — keeping students safe is a reality that has spurred Denver metro area districts to lead the … more

Young minds identify what shapes Golden

Whether it be Clear Creek or Golden’s Welcome Arch, third-graders at Mitchell Elementary School know what shapes Golden. It’s “the Astor House to me because of the roof,” Ansel Champlin said. … more

Arvada Center, Regis University form partnership

Regis University students interested in taking more classes in the arts will be able to starting in January through a partnership with the Arvada Center for Arts and Humanities. With this new … more

Jeffco students hold 'Vote For Our Lives' rally at Columbine

Hundreds gathered at Clement Park April 19, the evening before the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, for the Vote for Our Lives Rally organized by Jefferson County … more

Safe2Tell emerges as key resource to keeping students safe

Safe2Tell, an anonymous way for students, parents, school staff and community members to report concerns regarding their safety or the safety of others, emerged as a needed resource in the aftermath … more

Learning from lessons of the past

One way the Jeffco school district is sharing its knowledge is through the The Frank DeAngelis Center for Community Safety — named after former Columbine High School Principal Frank DeAngelis — … more

Community garden at North Arvada Middle comes to life

The community garden at North Arvada Middle School has been a goal for more than two years. Now, with the help of several grants and community volunteers, the garden will come to life in May for this … more

Early College of Arvada puts focus on STEM education

Four new STEM labs at The Early College of Arvada provide students space and technology to explore higher level content in a way the school wasn’t able to offer before. The free public charter … more

Faith Christian embraces K-8 model

Faith Christian Academy is attempting to make the flow from grade levels more fluid through the implementation of a kindergarten through eighth grade model. Previously the school ran on a K-6, 7-8 … more

A look back at the top issues in Jefferson County Public Schools in 2017

Despite small raise, teacher pay continues to lag With the failure of the $33 million mill levy override and $535 million bond package that the Jefferson County Schools Board of Education presented … more

Jeffco Board of Education incumbents prove victorious

Incumbents Brad Rupert and Susan Harmon won the two contested races on the Jefferson County Board of Education. Incumbent Ron Mitchell is running unopposed for … more

Community comes together to serve Arvada High students

After hearing about the homeless student population at Arvada High School, the the owners of George’s Cafe, George and Deanna Karavasilis, decided to dedicate the funds from their annual bake sale … more

Mental health in the spotlight at Mines

Colorado School of Mines is an elite school — its students are high performers. But that comes along with high expectations and high stress, said Karyn Burry, a senior studying chemical and biochemical engineering who is the president of … more
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