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Colo. kids fell behind on math during pandemic

Colorado students tumbled further behind in math as the pandemic closed schools and learning went largely virtual, according to a new analysis of this year’s state assessments results. The report … more

CTE opportunities for Jeffco students — an overview

Career and Technical Education (CTE) was the main topic of October’s Jeffco Board of Education meeting. Seen as a pathway to career and college readiness, CTE has been a component of Jeffco schools … more

Election 2021: Jeffco school board candidate Q&As

2021 Candidates for positions on the Board of Education for Jeffco Public Schools were sent a candidate questionnaire. Below are links to each candidate. Be sure to check out the Jeffco Election … more

Candidate profile: Kathy Miks

Profession: Engineer Residence: Littleton Campaign Website: miksforjeffcostudents.com Why are you seeking this office? I want to make a positive difference in our community. My Jeffco education … more

Candidate profile: Theresa Shelton

Profession: Licensed CPA with 35 years of experience in finance and operations; member of Colorado State University’s Accounting Advisory Board. Residence: Golden Campaign Website: … more

Candidate profile: Paula Reed

Profession: Customer Service/Retired Teacher Residence: Lakewood Campaign Website: Paulareedforjeffcoschools.com Why are you seeking this office? Over the years, I have watched decisions made by … more

Candidate profile: David Johnson

Profession: Behavioral Health executive Residence: Evergreen Campaign Website: www.decisiontime.org Why are you seeking this office? To be of service to the community. What makes you the best person … more

Candidate profile: Jeff Wilhite

Profession: Banking and Construction Lending Residence: Westminster/Westbrook Campaign website: wilhiteforjeffcostudents.com Why are you seeking this office? Superintendent Tracy Dorland wants to … more

Candidate profile: Danielle Varda

Profession: Professor, University of CO Denver, School of Public Affairs; CEO and Founder, Visible Network Labs Residence: Arvada Campaign Website: daniellevardaforjeffcoschools.com/ Why are you … more

Douglas County Health Board approves opting out of school mask mandates

The Douglas County Health Department will allow people to opt out of any local masking requirements under a new health order aimed at curbing masking mandates in schools. more

New child care center at RRCC

A recent generous grant of $40,000.00 from the Buell Foundation will support the operations of the Children’s Center at Red Rocks Community College (RRCC). Established in 1998, the Children’s … more

Drilling down on Jeffco assessment results

During the Sept. 2, Jefferson County Board of Education meeting, District officials including Dr. Carol Eaton, Executive Director of Instructional Data Services, presented the board an overview of … more

COVID cases rise among Colorado school-age kids

Cases of COVID-19 among children ages 6 to 11 are on the rise and remain the highest among any age group as the state’s overall case rate is decreasing, public health officials said Oct. 1. While … more

Changes to bus and food service for Jeffco Schools

On Sept. 30, Jefferson County Schools released a community update saying Transportation staff was down over 28% — more than 80 drivers— placing them at a critical level. The District said since … more

Free community college proposal excites Colorado students, educators

After graduating from high school, Jake Smith didn't think he'd make it in college. He struggled academically and he didn't have the money to afford more education until he joined the Army.  For … more

Jeffco Marching Festival returns to Jeffco Stadium

LAKEWOOD — The 44th annual Jeffco Public Schools Marching Festival took place Sept. 21 at Jeffco Stadium. Fifteen marching bands from across Jeffco competed to kickoff the competition season for … more

Prospect Academy breaks ground

A new middle school will offer unique learning opportunities for students with and without diagnosed learning differences beginning in the fall of 2022. A groundbreaking ceremony for Prospect … more

27J district in need of staff

The nationwide hiring shortage hit 27J Schools. "We are in a terrible staff shortage situation all over the district," said district spokewoman Janelle Asmius. "Our regular operations have already … more

Ribbon Cutting for Warren Tech South

A cool, blustery, morning didn’t lessen the enthusiasm of students, staff and District officials who attended the ribbon cutting celebration for the new Warren Tech South Campus Sept. 24. Warren … more

Pool discussion center stage at Jeffco School Board meeting

Meyers pool in Arvada is home to five Jeffco school swim and dive teams. In fact, Jeffco Public Schools is one of Meyers’ largest users, with more than 900 Jeffco students swimming there. The … more
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