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Daniels Scholarship Program applications open

Colorado high-school seniors can apply to become a 2023 Daniels Scholar and receive up to $100,000 towards their college degree. The program provides a chance for students to attend the college of … more

  Pediatric dentistry practices celebrate grand opening

Businesses that provide pediatric dentistry in Adams County are going to celebrate their joint grand opening at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 22, at Adams County’s first community resource hub, 7190 Colorado … more

Jeffco Board of Education briefs

Jeffco Thriving 2025, Update on Regional Opportunities for Thriving Schools more

Jefferson County Public School teachers, staff face uncertainty as consolidation decision looms

As the Jefferson County Public School Board mulls Superintendent Tracy Dorland’s recommendation to close 16 elementary schools in the district, 422 full-time staff members — including 188 classroom teachers — face uncertainty about their job prospects within the district after the 2022-2023 school year. more

A tale of two trends: School districts grapple with teacher shortage, student enrollment

As several school districts around the immediate Denver area have lost large numbers of students during the coronavirus pandemic, some districts — including ones in rural places and the outskirts of the Denver metro area — are seeing a different trend. more

16 Jefferson County elementary schools slated for closure

The Jefferson County Board of Education received a recommendation from district staff on Aug. 25 to close 16 elementary schools — including K-2, K-5 and K-6 schools.  more

Jeffco Board of Education approves pay raises for educators

The Jefferson County School District and Jefferson County Education Association — which represents educators in the district — came to a tentative agreement on salary increases, among other changes, after outside mediation with the Board of Education approving the agreement on Aug. 19. more

Panel to 27J: Wait for mill-levy override

With 27J Schools Superintendent Chris Fiedler’s words as a backdrop, a 15-member panel of Brighton citizens examined the district’s finances and made a presentation to the 27J … more

COVID discussions continue as Colorado students return to school

As students walk back into classrooms in the fourth school year amid the coronavirus pandemic, parents may find themselves wondering: When can we stop worrying about COVID-19? more

PHOTO GALLERY: Back to school in Jefferson County

The familiar sights of yellow school buses, crossing guards and kiddos in their new fall attire were seen across Jeffco over the past week as Jefferson County Public Schools returned to business as usual the fall 2022 semester. more

In the wake of low enrollments and empty classrooms, some Jefferson County elementary schools could close

With local elementary schools on the chopping block, JeffCo superintendent Tracy Dorland prepares Aug. 25 recommendation to the board. more

Lakewood celebration honors Jewish Consumptives’ Relief Society founder’s family

On Aug. 8, community members and descendants of the Spivak family, known for broad contributions to medicine, research, journalism and the arts, came together at the historic Jewish … more

27J breaks ground for Brighton STEM/CTE Center

Though construction has been going on for a while, dignitaries from the city of Brighton, 27J Schools and Brighton High School students were in attendance Aug. 11 for a groundbreaking ceremony for … more

PHOTO GALLERY: School supply distribution in Wheat Ridge

Thousands of school supplies were donated during the Action Center’s  Aug. 4 School Supply Distribution. more

Historic contract for Jeffco Public Schools' support professionals

Custodians, bus drivers, food service workers and other support staff — people who do the often overlooked work that helps keep the district running — have won a hard-fought contract victory in their latest union negotiations with Jefferson County Public Schools. more

Adams 14 board president resigns

Adams 14 board of education President Ramona Lewis resigned. The announcemenet came from the district July 19; the resignation took effect July 17. Her term on the board began in 2019. A press … more

Views differ on whether high schools should stop naming valedictorians

Soon after the Cherry Creek School District in Arapahoe County announced it would stop designating valedictorians in its high schools, the criticism started pouring in. more

Adams 14 files complaint with state board of education

The ongoing war of words between the Adams 14 School District and the Colorado State Board of Education is heading for a court hearing.  The district filed a complaint for judicial review … more

Jeffco Schools' spring 2022 MAP test results good fall-to-spring growth

Student achievement and growth results in reading and math 2018-2022 — with no results for 2020 when students didn’t take the Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) test due to COVID-19 — were discussed June 2 during the final Jeffco Board of Education meeting of the 2021-22 school year. more

In the aftermath: Communication is key when talking to children about recent mass shootings

Sandy Austin, founder and executive director of B.I.O.N.I.C. (Believe it or not, I care), an outreach group dedicated to changing the atmosphere in schools by creating a climate where peers look out for each other, has counseled students through every type of tragedy imaginable. more
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