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Jeffco school distirct talks out budget priorities

More money for an online choice enrollment system, new hires, communications and mental health supports were on the discussion table March 5 when the Jefferson County Board of Education met for a … more

Speech and debates teaches students confidence

For Faith Christian High School senior Mikayla Martin, participating in speech competitions has brought her confidence throughout her high school career. “People underestimate high school … more

Jeffco students say `enough,' plan walkout events

After the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Golden High School senior Emmy Adams said her heart was “shattered.” “Enough is enough and it's time … more

Jeffco schools prepares for early budget direction

Staff presented the Jefferson County Public Schools Board of Education with a request for $9.3 million in additional on-going funds in a budget presentation Thursday, March 1. more

Kids love Project Egg Drop

There are scrambled eggs, fried eggs, and then eggs for the famous raw egg drop engineering activity. It provides an opportunity for some real life problem solving using physics principles, … more

McLain welcomes all to a ‘school of hope’

The way that Chris Eberhardt, principal of Jefferson County’s McLain Community High School, sees it, his school does more than offer students of all ages an opportunity for a second chance at an … more

Goldenites take off on unique global adventure

The Turing test is a well-known term in the scientific field. It is a way to determine if a machine or computer is capable of thinking like a human being. Car touring is a British term for a car … more

Sharing stories and goals for future care

Usually this space is reserved for grandchildren’s care. This time Kate LA Beau, an Advance Care Planning Program Manager is a guest writer addressing grandparent’s needs and future care. … more

Jeffcon teaches students tech opportunities

Technology Trivia got about 200 Jefferson County high school students rowdy during lunch Jan. 31 at the first ever Jeffcon, technology conference held at the Jeffco schools building. “I’ve seen … more

Pondering prodigious pedagogical possibilities

There is a quote attributed (probably wrongly) to Winston Churchill that goes “The American people can always be counted on to do the right thing. But only after exhausting all other … more

Brittany Pettersen, Democrat, House District 28

What have you been up to in the months since the last session? I spent the summer and fall chairing a bipartisan committee to address the opioid epidemic in Colorado. We concluded our last meeting on … more

Andy Kerr, Democrat, Senate District 22

What have you been up to in the months since the last session? Well, I ran for Congress, and then I didn’t (laughs). Most of the summer I spent time with my family and friends, and we have our … more

Forming healthy financial habits at Young Americans Center

Every great financial empire had to start with just a few dollars going into a bank account somewhere. Which means 14-year-old Katelyn Osborne, who lives in Denver, is ahead of the curve when it … more

Strittmatter steps down from Action Center

In 2010 Lakewood’s Fallen Owl Tattoo Studio and its owner Adam Rose were looking for a way to give back to the community during the holidays. “Because we’re a tattoo shop, a lot of businesses … more

My Name Is: Sylvia Scott

About me I grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I graduated from the University of Tulsa with a degree in B.S. with a marketing and retail emphasis. From 2006 to 2007 I attended Babson College in … more

Marijuana money and education in Denver metro schools

Jefferson County Public Schools is hiring six more social-emotional counselors for 14 elementary schools. Douglas County School District has one additional school counselor at each of its nine middle … more

An invitation to join the education conversation

With election season now in our rear-view mirror, Jeffco Public Schools now turns our attention to the future, and what that means for our schools and community. In October, we released a vision document for the community to consider. … more

Work looking great on Great Work Montessori

On Nov. 3, students, teachers, families from Great Work Montessori School and Himmelman Construction workers and staff gathered at the future home of the school at 5300 W. Center Ave. in east Lakewood to celebrate the placement of one of the … more

Lakewood organization changes world for students in Uganda

There’s no way of measuring the power of learning something new, but helping to create a brand new school in Africa is a good start. In northern Uganda, the Global Leaders Primary School is teaching about 100 rural students thanks to the … more

Charity: another form of sharing and love

“Love is not patronizing and charity isn’t about pity. It is about love. Charity and love are the same—with charity you give love, so don’t just give money but reach out your hand instead.”---- Mother Theresa About age three children … more
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