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Years ago, Jefferson County librarian Alison McCombe remembers a young boy — who was about 9 at the time — coming into the Golden Library for tutoring. “He was so embarrassed that his grandmother would bring him to the library for help,” … more
One of the most common questions regarding Jeffco Schools 3A and 3B is why we want to change to a K-5, 6-8 configuration. The answer is that when we talked with the community this spring in a series of community forums, telephone town halls, and an … more
As former Jefferson County school board members we know that students and staff deserve to work and learn in safe, updated facilities. We also know that there are over $800 million in facility deficiencies. But the hidden costs of proposals 3A and … more
In Golden, cross-country athletes are running for their coach, who recently battled breast cancer. In Lakewood, a girls’ volleyball team — inspired by their coach’s fight against a rare cancer — used one of its matches to spotlight the … more
College readiness scores and Colorado Measures of Academic Success scores in English language arts and math were the main focus of a district performance review presented to the Jefferson County Board of Education during a study session on Oct. … more
Classrooms at Kendrick Lakes Elementary School in Lakewood are separated by portable partition walls. The office is in the center of the school, causing visitors to walk through hallways adjacent to classrooms to get there. The 625-square-foot … more
By the first bell at Pleasant View Elementary, at 8 a.m., students in kindergarten through grade six are in their classrooms, eating a light breakfast of fruit or healthy muffins. Then they sit quietly, readying themselves. At 8:25 a.m., … more
They are walking door to door canvassing neighborhoods. They are calling residents. And this week, a mailing campaign will start. Citizens for Jeffco, a group of concerned citizens, business leaders and parents in Jefferson County, is … more
Caroline Fuller, whose children attend Wheat Ridge High School, came away from a recent community forum about Jeffco Schools’ proposed bond and tax rate increase still searching for more information. “I’m looking for a reason to feel … more
For Anne Barr, the first principal at West Woods Elementary School in northwest Arvada, it’s hard to believe 20 years have passed since the school opened its doors. Barr helped with planning the school, picking out furniture, buying books for … more
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