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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

Behind the scenes of feeding Golden’s hungry children

Now settled into her role as the executive director of the Golden Backpack Program, Kathryn Whitfield is focused on feeding Golden’s hungry children. The “Golden Backpack Program has done an … more

Warren Tech students go head to head in 48-hour creative jam

As Stuart Compton, game development teacher at Warren Tech, did 4 a.m. rounds at the school Sunday morning, he passed by a team of students and heard various call-outs. “Is this file checked in … more

More grads and fewer dropouts in Jefferson County

The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) released 2016-17 school year graduation, completion, and dropout rates last week. For Jefferson County Public Schools, the news is positive; more students … more

Pennington Elementary shifts to expeditionary learning school

An old school will be teaching students some new tricks at Pennington Elementary School in Wheat Ridge. The school, located at 4617 Independence St., will transition into an expeditionary learning … more

Safe2Tell emerges as key resource to keeping students safe

Safe2Tell, an anonymous way for students, parents, school staff and community members to report concerns regarding their safety or the safety of others, emerged as a needed resource in the aftermath … more

Learning from lessons of the past

One way the Jeffco school district is sharing its knowledge is through the The Frank DeAngelis Center for Community Safety — named after former Columbine High School Principal Frank DeAngelis — … more

Jeffco preschool, kindergarten and choice enrollment happening now

Preschool, kindergarten and first-round choice enrollment are happening now through Jan. 31 for the 2018-19 school year for Jefferson County Public Schools. All Jeffco children are assigned a … 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

Mines students work with disabled veterans to provide better quality of life

Colorado School of Mines students are elevating the quality of life for some of the nation’s greatest heroes. “The independence they’re helping us gain,” said Velette Britt, 29, an Air Force … more

New artifacts will bring new stories to city museum

“New” old stuff is coming soon to the Golden History Museum. But first, all the old artifacts had to be moved out. “It’s good to let these artifacts rest,” said Curator Mark Dodge. “The … more

Jeffco Schools launches million dollar innovation fund

In an effort to capitalize on great ideas from teachers, the Jefferson County Public Schools Board of Education will be launching the Jeffco Innovation Acceleration Fund that will invest in the … 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

Teaching grandchildren to help and thank others

A New Year’s resolution might be to continue teaching children to do good deeds and have good social skills. Children can show gratitude to those who rarely receive a thank you. People who deserve … more

A look back at the top issues in Jefferson County Public Schools in 2017

Despite small raise, teacher pay continues to lag With the failure of the $33 million mill levy override and $535 million bond package that the Jefferson County Schools Board of Education presented … more

Demon boys basketball coach facing mistreatment allegations

Golden High School’s boys basketball coach, John Anderson, is facing allegations of mistreatment of players, putting his future with the team into question. According to Diana Wilson, Jefferson … more
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