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Brady High School student Melody Soto wasn’t sure what to expect the first time she met with her mentor, Ashley Becker. “I thought I could only talk about certain things and had to be a certain way,” said Soto, who aims to graduate from … more
Seven Denver chefs and a plethora of Warren Tech culinary students gathered under a white tent erected in the middle of ACRES Farm on the Warren Tech campus in Lakewood. The table was filled with plates and an avocado mouse sat in the middle of each … more
Falling does not have to be part of normal aging. That's why Live 2 B Healthy is offering a free senior fitness and balance workshop that helps seniors improve their balance, strength and flexibility. “Older adults want to stay active, … 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 sixth grader in Jefferson County Schools spends a week at one of the districts two outdoor labs, Mt. Evans or Windy Peaks. Soon, those students will be learning in new greenhouse classrooms set for completion this fall. “Our whole mission … more
In its first board meeting of the school year, the Jefferson County Board of Education looked at the districts performance on the most recent Colorado Measures of Academic Success test results. One area of concern for school board member Ali … more
On Sept. 5, the Trump Administration announced its plans to end the DACA program (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). Accordingly, the Department of Homeland Security will stop processing any new applications for the program and action is … 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
A good way to measure a project’s success is to check in with those who opposed it in the beginning and see what they think at the end. By that measure, Red Rocks Community College’s newly opened student recreation center is already a … more
Based on a recent study that examined discipline incidents for kindergarten through third-grade students, Jefferson County Public Schools will be looking at alternative ways to discipline early learners. “From a discipline standpoint, there’s … more
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