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Denver metro area school districts close for the school year

As Colorado braces for the COVID-19 peak to hit, 14 Denver metro area school districts jointly announced they will remain closed to in-person learning for the remainder of the school year. … more

In-person learning will not resume this school year in Jeffco

After previously suspending in-person learning through April 30, Jeffco Public Schools sent out an April 3 letter announcing that school buildings will remain closed for the rest of the school year. … more

Colorado extends statewide school closure through April 30

Gov. Jared Polis extended Colorado's statewide school closure through April 30, lining up with federal social distancing guidelines that the White House extended to the end of the month. Polis' … more

Q&A with Jeffco’s Erika Edwards: Feeding families during COVID-19

In addition to taking more than 150 schools, all operating as normal the week of March 9, and transferring them online for the district’s first day of remote learning March 17, Jeffco Public … more

Jeffco sports spring trips, games canceled

In the second week of March, the Wheat Ridge High boys’ baseball team learned that the team’s spring break trip, a tournament in Phoenix, had been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A … more

To make online learning work, Jefferson County teachers get creative

Every year at Arvada's Drake Middle School, students taking family and consumer science look forward to the cooking unit above all. So, when teacher Kristina Herrin learned that the unit would … more

Jeffco Schools will notify affected individuals but not communities

Jeffco Public Schools sent a March 23 letters to families saying that, because COVID-19 has become so widespread, when a member of a school community tests positive for the illness, the district will … more

Lakewood and high school team up for students with disabilities

Lakewood High School’s Jennifer Moriarty has spent the past 15 years preparing the next generation of people with disabilities for life after high school. She helped start the school’s Unified … more

Here's what remote learning looks like in Jeffco

March 12, Jeffco Public Schools announced it would be closing all school buildings the following week, leaving district and school employees a matter of days to ensure that, by March 17, tens of … more

Mines to get new business center following gift

The parents of two recent Colorado School of Mines graduates have made a multimillion-dollar challenge gift to fund a new business venture center on the university's campus. The challenge funds from … more

Warren Tech student snowboards for sale after contest

For its seventh year, snowboard company Never Summer is selling boards created by Warren Tech students after about 90 teenagers from the school’s graphic design department competed to submit … more

Colorado school testing canceled this year amid COVID-19 concern; AP testing moves online

On March 17, the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) released a statement saying end-of-the-year assessments including the Colorado Measures of Academic Success, or CMAS, “will be paused for … more

Age of body found near Kendrick Lakes Elementary remains a mystery

Yates Oppermann, a Lakewood resident who has a daughter in third grade at Kendrick Lakes Elementary School, wasn't surprised when human remains were found at a construction site for the new school … more

Jeffco community faces new obstacles as school goes online for COVID-19

Six months ago, John Ford wouldn’t have believed that one day, the entire district would transfer all schools to temporary online learning, said Ford, a Jeffco parent and president of teachers … more

Colleges, universities taking precautions

As with many institutions across the nation, Denver-area colleges and universities are taking precautions aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19. Here is a look at what schools are doing: … more

School district seeking feedback with budget reductions possible

During an initial 2020-2021 budget presentation at the March 5 Board of Education meeting, board members were asked to name one or two budget priorities they have for this year. The four present … more

UPDATE: Day of Action cancellation means Jeffco Schools will be open March 19

UPDATE: After our print deadline, Jeffco Public Schools announced that due to the cancellation of the CEA's Day of Action March 19 rally, that the district would be holding school as normal on that day. Students will have class that day, and all before and after care programs and bus service will operate as usual. more

Student and teacher ideas awarded from Jeffco Innovation Fund

Last October, two Lakewood-based students each reached out to the school district with plans to get their peers involved in addressing climate change. At Lakewood High School, freshman Leigh Schmidt … more

School kitchen workers file class action grievance against Jeffco

Four years ago, Andrea Cisneros accepted a position as the kitchen manager at West Woods Elementary School in Arvada. She was told by those who hired her that, to maintain the school’s staff — a … more

Jeffco high schoolers resting their case

Although the courts of Jefferson County usually go dark on weekends, they buzzed with activity on Saturday, Feb. 29 as lawyers made arguments and cross-examined witnesses about Gayle Gergich, a … more
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