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Jefferson County Public Schools is hiring six more social-emotional counselors for 14 elementary schools. Douglas County School District has one additional school counselor at each of its nine middle … more
Eighth-grader Morgan Fritzler is working to improve her self-awareness. “Sometimes, I have anxiety and perfectionist issues and I expect myself to get everything on the first try,” Fritzler, 12, said. “It makes me feel frustrated.” But … more
Jack Maher can often be seen around Jefferson County schools, always with his black cap, a Sony Alpha 77 II camera, a mini-tripod and an extra lens. Sometimes, he brings along his larger Sony 4K video camera, the much-smaller GoPro cameras, a … more
Both challengers in the Jefferson County Board of Education race oppose the shift of sixth-graders to middle school and are concerned about the stress school closures brings to a community. “I know the devastation closing Pleasant View caused … more
When she was 2 years old, Claudia Hurtado and her sister were taken across the border with people she didn’t know. Separately, her parents crossed from Mexico to Texas, and there, met the people with their children, before coming to Denver to … more
The goal: To read 30 million minutes for the Jefferson County Library Foundation to donate $500 to the Foothills Animal Shelter. And Jeffco readers far exceeded expectations. The goal was met on July 25, but everybody kept on reading, reaching … more
Two last minute challengers filed to run for Jefferson County Board of Education. Three incumbents, board president Ron Mitchell, Susan Harmon and Brad Rupert will seek reelection for their seats, which they acquired in 2015 after the recall of … more
Every great financial empire had to start with just a few dollars going into a bank account somewhere. Which means 14-year-old Katelyn Osborne, who lives in Denver, is ahead of the curve when it … more
With election season now in our rear-view mirror, Jeffco Public Schools now turns our attention to the future, and what that means for our schools and community. In October, we released a vision document for the community to consider. … more
Incumbents in the Jefferson County Board of Education race have garnered significantly more financial support than their challengers, as reported by the Oct. 17 contributions and expenditures report filed with the Colorado Secretary of … more
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