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Colorado School of Mines students are elevating the quality of life for some of the nation’s greatest heroes. “The independence they’re helping us gain,” said Velette Britt, 29, an Air Force … more
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
In the weeks before the first day of school for Jefferson County students, teachers at Three Creeks K-8 in Arvada saw their classrooms for the first time. As construction workers put the finishing touches on the new school, technology was being … more
Red Rocks Community College creates a positive net impact on the regional economy, according to a recent study of Red Rocks and others in the Colorado Community College System. Results of the study by Economic Modeling Specialists, a leading … more
Schools choice, transparency and opportunities for all students were hot topics at the first Jefferson County Board of Education candidate forum held Sept. 13 at Wheat Ridge High School. The forum, presented by Support Jeffco Kids and Arvadans for … more
Every day, Daliliah Wilson spends four hours simply getting to and from school. Without a car or driver’s license, Wilson, 18, must take two buses and the light rail from her Wheat Ridge home to … more
In October, we released a proposed vision statement for Jeffco Public Schools called Generations: A Learning-Centered Vision for our Community’s Schools. Since that time, we’ve had deep and … more
Conversations about the future of the property that formerly housed Pleasant View Elementary School have begun. However, it is still undetermined what the site will become. Everything is just ideas … more
Lack of sleep, anxiety, depression and acting out are all heightened mental health challenges faced by the 500 unaccompanied youths and the approximately 3,000 students experiencing homelessness in … more
Brad Rupert, Susan Harmon and Ron Mitchell keep their seats on the Jefferson County Board of Education, having won re-election Nov. 7. The three incumbents were elected following the recall of the board majority in 2015. Two challengers, … more
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