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The largest 15 districts and their current student enrollments are according to the Colorado Department of Education: Denver Public Schools  (91,132) Jeffco Public Schools (86,347) … more
If Bell Middle School’s orchestra students could describe their next performance in three words, those words would be: fun, intense and exciting. Fun, because that’s a given, said Ashlie Polvogt, 14, an eighth grader who plays the violin in … more
In Coloradothe average teacher salary varies from more than $71,500 in Boulder — well above the national average of $36,141 — to just over $23,000 in several rural districts. In Jefferson County Public Schools, the average teacher salary is … more
The Jefferson County Board of Education will once again hear the application for Great Works Montessori, a proposed charter school in East Lakewood. Lakewood resident and parent Angela Vincent is extremely interested in sending her daughter to … more
Imagine being stuck in a mine shaft, without knowing how to safely escape. Or picture an isolated oil or gas refinery, where something goes wrong and help is an hour away. These are just a few of the very real scenarios employees in heavy … more
The need for mental health services for students is on the rise and Jefferson County Schools is continuing to expand its services. “People say kids can’t learn if they’re hungry or not sleeping, but kids can’t learn if they aren’t … more
The Jefferson County School District faced a number of challenges in this year, starting with the rollout of the 2016 master facilities plan that proposed closing a number of schools. After negotiations with the teacher’s union, the Board of … more
As the Jefferson County Board of Education looks to the future, they are questioning if Jeffco Schools Superintendent Dan McMinimee should be part of it. “I believe that Dan McMinimee has … more
The Jefferson County School Board has decided not to renew the contract of Superintendent Dan McMinimee, whose three-year contract expires June 30, according to a school district news release. The … more
Rachel Dunn, 45, has taught art to the seventh- and eighth-grade students at Drake Middle School in Arvada since 2003. The Colorado Art Education Association recently named Dunn — a Lakewood resident — as the Middle School Art Educator of the … more
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