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  The Jefferson County Board of Education set the advertised base salary for its new superintendent at $300,000. “Three hundred does seem like a lot, but I absolutely want … more
Five Jefferson County elementary schools have been named for possible closure under the district budget-cutting plan. The proposed school closures would provide the district a savings of $3.5 … 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
Great Work Montessori School’s charter was denied for the second time by the Jefferson County Board of Education Jan. 12. The schools proposed located is Sheridan and Center Avenue in East Lakewood. Financial instabilities were the the reason why three of the five board members voted not to approve the charter. Great Work Montessori School’s charter was once again denied by the Jefferson County Board … more
Jeffco Board of Education will move forward with closing Pleasant View Elementary School in Golden next school year. Peck Elementary in Arvada, Pennington Elementary in Wheat Ridge, Stober … 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
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
Before heading to the Little Elementary father-daughter dance on Feb. 24, Chris Woodruff took his daughter out to a special dinner. “It's not many times in your life you can have a date with your daughter,” Woodruff said while taking a break … more
The mornings are perhaps the most important time of day in Faye Doverspike’s classroom. That’s when the sixth-grade reading and writing teacher at Pleasant View Elementary School gets to know her 30 students simply as kids. “We bond … more
With more and more information being used and stored online, cyber security and defense is all the more important. For a student like Joshua Rivera, who served in the Navy and was working toward a degree after his service, it seemed like a … more
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