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Both challengers in the Jefferson County Board of Education race oppose the shift of sixth-graders to middle school and are concerned about the stress school closures brings to a community. “I know the devastation closing Pleasant View caused … more
On Sept. 5, the Trump Administration announced its plans to end the DACA program (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). Accordingly, the Department of Homeland Security will stop processing any new applications for the program and action is … more
The goal for all Jefferson County Schools graduates is for them to not only master the Colorado academic standards, but also excel in civic and global engagement; communication; critical thinking and creativity; and self direction and personal … more
The Jefferson County Board of Education adopted it 2017-2018 budget June 1 with a unanimous vote. The $978.9 million budget comes with an increase of $18.9 million of funding from the state. … more
In its first board meeting of the school year, the Jefferson County Board of Education looked at the districts performance on the most recent Colorado Measures of Academic Success test results. One area of concern for school board member Ali … more
When parent Darcie Weiser first heard of Jeffco’s intent to move sixth-grade students to middle school, she was not a fan. In 2014, her son was a fifth-grader at Meiklejohn Elementary in Arvada when the talk of moving sixth-grade students from … more
Summer break has officially come to an end, and students' moods heading back into the halls of Wheat Ridge High School on Thursday, Aug. 17 ran the gamut. Ivan Stanton, incoming freshman with a … more
Every year, thousands of people walk up and down Dinosaur Ridge to get a glimpse into a world millions of years in the past. But little did anyone know, until last year, that all the people walking on the southeast side of West Alameda Parkway … more
The day before students returned to Arvada High for the new school year, teachers gathered to put a plan into motion to become the first high school in the Jefferson County school district to make a school-wide shift toward project based … more
What letter does zebra start with? This was one question Wayne Rogers, secretary of the Golden Elks Lodge, asked Leanna Leisengring’s students after they had their new dictionaries in hand. “Open up your books and find the word zebra,” … more
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