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The Jefferson County Board of Education will once again hear the application for Great Works Montessori, a proposed charter school in East Lakewood. Lakewood resident and parent Angela Vincent is extremely interested in sending her daughter to … more
Imagine being stuck in a mine shaft, without knowing how to safely escape. Or picture an isolated oil or gas refinery, where something goes wrong and help is an hour away. These are just a few of the very real scenarios employees in heavy … more
The need for mental health services for students is on the rise and Jefferson County Schools is continuing to expand its services. “People say kids can’t learn if they’re hungry or not sleeping, but kids can’t learn if they aren’t … more
The Jefferson County School District faced a number of challenges in this year, starting with the rollout of the 2016 master facilities plan that proposed closing a number of schools. After negotiations with the teacher’s union, the Board of … more
As the Jefferson County Board of Education looks to the future, they are questioning if Jeffco Schools Superintendent Dan McMinimee should be part of it. “I believe that Dan McMinimee has … more
The Jefferson County School Board has decided not to renew the contract of Superintendent Dan McMinimee, whose three-year contract expires June 30, according to a school district news release. The … more
Rachel Dunn, 45, has taught art to the seventh- and eighth-grade students at Drake Middle School in Arvada since 2003. The Colorado Art Education Association recently named Dunn — a Lakewood resident — as the Middle School Art Educator of the … more
Lisa Vegas-Fields stood in a room formerly used for storage at Arvada High School. As she helped students sort through a stock of food and clothes, she noted the amount had decreased since Thanksgiving. Vegas-Fields transformed the storage room … more
With the failure of ballot measures 3A and 3B — the mill levy override and bond package the Jefferson County Board of Education presented to voters Nov. 8 — the school district wants to know what the community is willing to give up to help the … more
Parents and children got their first glimpse at the newly renovated Rose Stein International Elementary during an open house on Nov. 17. The school was formerly known as Stein, and was closed in 2014 due to overcrowding. In the spring of 2014, the school district approved a $1.1 million plan to combine Alameda’s International Baccalaureate (IB) program with O’Connell’s IB Middle Years program, creating a 7-12 school at Alameda, moving Stein students to O’Connell and emptying Stein. more
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