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Voters reject statewide education funding measure

Many educators across Colorado believe voters missed an opportunity to support students when they voted down Amendment 73, a constitutional amendment that would have instituted a graduated income tax … more

Jeffco school school bond passes in a come-from-behind victory

It came down to the wire. Jeffco Schools Superintendent Dr. Jason Glass called it a “Hail Mary.” On Election Night, the measure was down more than 8,000 votes, but as more votes were counted in the days that followed Election Day, the gap between those wanting to fund the $567 million bond for Jefferson County Public Schools and those not, narrowed. more

Results leave funding for Jeffco schools uncertain

Early results released by the Colorado Secretary of State at 10:10 p.m. show support for the Jefferson County Public Schools bond and mill levy override is split: 51.67 percent are saying yes to … more

Discussion of future Jeffco visual arts school leaves unanswered questions

After an hour of presentation and discussion with the Jefferson County Board of Education and the planning committee for a future Jeffco School of Art and Design Nov. 1, questions were left … more

Pomona High presents student-directed one-act plays

For Pomona High School seniors Benjamin Saprano and Abbie Traynor, both members of the schools arts and humanities program PAH, directing a play of their choosing with their peers as actors is a … more

Criticism and counterpoints about $567 million Jeffco bond

Critics of the Jefferson County Public School’s $567 million bond measure on the November ballot say the improvements to laid out in the capital improvement plan are unclear, not fair to all … more

USGS comes to Mines in new partnership

Faculty and students at the Colorado School of Mines will now have more opportunities to work alongside career scientists, thanks to a long-term partnership between Mines and the U.S. Geological … more

CSU Extension gives aspiring civic leaders free classes

Antoinette Martinez-Urioste had wanted to pursue community leadership for years. Unfortunately for her, she never knew where to start, or exactly what she wanted to do to impact the community. The … more

Warder students walk to school

Over 200 Warder Elementary School students in Arvada braved the cold and rain Oct. 10 to participate in the annual Walk to School Day. “It's so exciting to see people come together with the common … more

Volunteers sought for School Food and Nutrition Task Force

Jeffco Public Schools announced Oct. 5 the formation of a new task force: Food and Nutrition Services. Jeffco Public Schools wishes to examine current and best/next practices in providing healthy and … more

School safety task force calls for proactive approach

The goal of the Jefferson County Public Schools’ community safety and security task force recommendations are to move from a reactive to proactive response when it comes to the safety and security … more

School, gym partnership helps build strong gymnasts

Taylor Burkhart, 16, wakes up at 5:30 a.m. each week day. He travels from his home in Morrison to 5280 Gymnastics in Wheat Ridge for his morning workout. He practices from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. before he … more

Jeffco high schoolers receive national honors

Six students at D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High were named as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program in late September, which represents 4 percent of their graduating class. “The … more

Faith Christian students serve community to wrap up homecoming week

After a week of spirit days at homecoming activities, over 300 Faith Christian High School students descended upon the Denver metro area to serve the community Sept. 28. “It's a good way to end the … more

Prepping students for takeoff

The weather showed glimpses of fall with cooler temperatures in the forecast, but that didn’t stop students from attending Aviation Day at the United Airlines Tech Ops Facility near Denver … more

Jeffco Adapted Athletics scores big on soccer day

High school athletics typically bring out the best of students — whether that be to teach teamwork, make friendships, or to learn leadership skills. They can also bring out competitive rivalries, … more

Gubernatorial candidates talk education

School funding, achievement gaps, tax breaks and educating a diverse group of students were all topics Colorado gubernatorial candidates Jared Polis and Walker Stapleton weighed in on Sept. 24 when … more

Jefferson County schools' mill levy override focuses on bringing classrooms to life

In addition to the $567 million bond Jefferson County Public Schools is seeking to address facility needs within the district, it is also asking voters to approve a $33 million mill levy override … more

$567 million bond would improve security, buildings, programs

A key part of the $1.3 billion that Jeffco Public Schools says it needs to bring outdated district buildings up to structural and educational standards and to address continuing population growth … more

Jeffco marching bands take the field

Arvada, D'Evelyn, Bear Creek and Lakewood high marching bands all took home first place finishes from the Jefferson County Marching Invitational held Sept. 17 at Jeffco Stadium. The event, which … more
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