Letter to the editor: A chance for schools to do better

Posted 10/23/19

We should all be concerned about the decreasing academic growth scores the students in our school district have earned in the last several years. They are falling behind other metro area students …

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Letter to the editor: A chance for schools to do better

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We should all be concerned about the decreasing academic growth scores the students in our school district have earned in the last several years. They are falling behind other metro area students and will be affected for life. Since each student has only one chance at K-12 education, the additional fact that more than 50% of 3rd graders are not proficient in reading is alarming. On 2019 statewide tests, only 51.7% of students met or exceeded standards in English, only 39.8% met or exceeded standards in math and only 37.3% met or exceeded standards in science. This is unacceptable, especially for a district with a rather high rate of college-educated parents. In examining school board candidate statements, only two candidates, Susan Miller and Rob Applegate, are rightfully concerned and pledge to keep academic achievement the highest priority.Please vote for Susan Miller and Rob Applegate for the sake of all Jeffco students.
Kathi Pitzer,
Lakewood

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