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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
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
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
When parent Darcie Weiser first heard of Jeffco’s intent to move sixth-grade students to middle school, she was not a fan. In 2014, her son was a fifth-grader at Meiklejohn Elementary in Arvada when the talk of moving sixth-grade students from … more
Every year, thousands of people walk up and down Dinosaur Ridge to get a glimpse into a world millions of years in the past. But little did anyone know, until last year, that all the people walking on the southeast side of West Alameda Parkway … more
The day before students returned to Arvada High for the new school year, teachers gathered to put a plan into motion to become the first high school in the Jefferson County school district to make a school-wide shift toward project based … 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
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
Current Jefferson County Public Schools freshmen — the class of 2021 — will have to show career and college readiness in math and English to graduate, either by scoring well on college entrance … more
Ron Mitchell graduated from Arvada High School. He earned an undergraduate in education, and a master's in administration from the University of Northern Colorado. He served six years in the Army Reserves, before his education career. He taught at … more
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