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Jeffco schools closed April 26 for teacher shortage

Jefferson County Public Schools will be closed April 26 due to a labor shortage. Diana Wilson, chief communications officer for the district, said that as of April 17, 1,650 teachers had put in … more

Jeffco Schools go 'Red for Ed'

While wearing red and chanting “red for ed,” teachers at Mitchell Elementary School in Golden walked into work together the morning of April 16. Many teachers in Jefferson County chose to … more

Past pays off in Arvada Center exhibit

So many artists first discovered their talent and passion for the arts in school. That might have been in the arts module during elementary school, or maybe a ceramics class in high school. That was … more

Jeffco teachers plan to walk in to show solidarity

Teachers in Jefferson County Public Schools plan to show their support for public education by walking in to school together the morning of April 16. more

Golden boys lacrosse looking to return to its glory days

ARVADA — Mike Thumim returned for a second stint at the helm of Golden’s boys lacrosse team a year ago with a clear-cut agenda. “One of the things I was excited about coming back to Golden was … more

Jeffco schools looks at capital improvement program

A proposed program of repairs and replacements to Jefferson County Public Schools’ 167 campuses is estimated to cost $647 million and take five to six years to implement. “We have fallen so far … more

My Name Is: Dave Adams

About Me I grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago. The village, Hazel Crest, was about 30 miles south of downtown. On a clear day, and there were not many back in the 60 and 70s, I could see … more

No option off the table at Jeffco Safety Forum

With the recent attack at a Parkland, Florida, high schools — and with the massacre at Columbine High School nearing its 19th anniversary — parents, students and Jefferson County Public Schools … more

Rose Stein Elementary eager to prepare more students for the future

Rose Stein Elementary is not a quiet school. Walk its halls and you can hear students working on projects in the library or hallways, teachers giving guidance, and maybe even a community member … more

Jeffco Schools selects 10 innovations to fund

Tinker labs, makerspaces, career exploration and wellness rooms are just some of the innovations being funded by the first year of the Jefferson County Public School’s Innovation Acceleration Fund. … more

Jeffco students participate in national walkout protest

Students across Jefferson County headed out of their classrooms at 10 a.m. on March 14, as part of a national protest against gun violence in schools. Students participated in the protest in at … more

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

Here is how we keep Jeffco schoolchildren safe

Since the terrible school shooting in Florida, many have asked me, “What does Jefferson County Public Schools do to keep our students safe?” In the years since Columbine, we have learned a great … 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

Jeffco schools find threats unfounded as work goes on to assure safety

There were multiple threats against students and faculty in Jefferson County Public Schools in the week following the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Florida, but all of them were deemed … 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

School district lays groundwork for budget

Jefferson County Public Schools is in the early phases of laying groundwork for the 2018/19 budget. During the month of February, the district will begin community engagement, negotiations with the … more

Jeffco policy change does not reduce transparency

On Jan. 18, a letter to the editor, “Jeffco gets less transparent for parents,” criticized a school board policy update. We would like to clarify the reasons behind this action. Jefferson County … more

Keeping students, schools safe

In Colorado, where eight school shootings have occurred since 1982 — leaving 19 dead and 29 wounded — keeping students safe is a reality that has spurred Denver metro area districts to lead the … more
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