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Jeffco students participate in national walkout protest

Students across Jefferson County headed out of their classrooms at 10 a.m. on March 14, as part of a national protest against gun violence in schools. Students participated in the protest in at … more

Lakewood girls basketball’s postseason ends in state semis

DENVER — Regis Jesuit girls basketball had simply been unbeatable in the state of Colorado during the 2017-18 season heading into the Class 5A state semifinal March 8. The No. 6-seeded Raiders … more

Here is how we keep Jeffco schoolchildren safe

Since the terrible school shooting in Florida, many have asked me, “What does Jefferson County Public Schools do to keep our students safe?” In the years since Columbine, we have learned a great … more

Buzzer-beater ends Golden’s boys hoops season abruptly

GOLDEN — Senior Matt Krage became an instant folk hero at Ponderosa High School with a last-second heave Feb. 28. With 2 seconds on the clock and the Mustangs tied 41-41 with No. 2-seeded Golden, … more

Golden defeats rival D’Evelyn in all-Jeffco Sweet 16 showdown

DENVER — Golden senior Mia Johnson picked the perfect time to play her best game of the season. “I knew D’Evelyn’s plan would be to double-down on Abby (Garnett) and Makena (Prey) because … more

Golden holds off Evergreen to win 4A Jeffco title outright

EVERGREEN — The Class 4A Jeffco League boys basketball title is heading back to Golden. “It was a pride thing. We wanted it back,” Golden coach Erik Buehler said of winning the league. … more

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

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

Keeping the curious out at Columbine

John McDonald, executive director of safety, security and emergency planning for Jefferson County Public Schools, says the evidence of a security team’s success lies in what events have been … more

No. 2 Golden undefeated heading into showdown

GOLDEN — Bumps in the road are always expected during the basketball season. While Golden (11-0, 2-0 in Class 4A Jeffco League) remained at No. 2 in the latest 4A girls basketball … 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

Glass: What makes a great school in Jeffco

In October, we released a proposed vision statement for Jeffco Public Schools called Generations: A Learning-Centered Vision for our Community’s Schools. Since that time, we’ve had deep and … more

Lack of affordable housing pushes families onto streets

Lack of sleep, anxiety, depression and acting out are all heightened mental health challenges faced by the 500 unaccompanied youths and the approximately 3,000 students experiencing homelessness in … more

Despite obstacles, ‘I have a lot of reasons to be happy'

Every day, Daliliah Wilson spends four hours simply getting to and from school. Without a car or driver’s license, Wilson, 18, must take two buses and the light rail from her Wheat Ridge home to … more

Conversation on Pleasant View begins

Conversations about the future of the property that formerly housed Pleasant View Elementary School have begun. However, it is still undetermined what the site will become. Everything is just ideas … more

Marijuana money and education in Denver metro schools

Jefferson County Public Schools is hiring six more social-emotional counselors for 14 elementary schools. Douglas County School District has one additional school counselor at each of its nine middle … more

Jeffco Board of Education moves forward

As votes cast Nov. 7 are now official per the canvass board, Brad Rupert, Susan Harmon and Ron Mitchell were officially sworn in at a special meeting Nov. 27. “I would like to first say thank you … more

Pomona football earns another title shot at Mile High Stadium

AURORA — Pomona is heading back to familiar territory. The No. 4-seeded Panthers defeated No. 8 Grandview 42-20 on Nov. 25 at Legacy Stadium in the Class 5A football state semifinal. The victory … more

Lakewood’s Emsbo twins going Ivy League as Jeffco athletes commit

LAKEWOOD — The Emsbo twins — Camilla and Kira — are going their separate ways. Lakewood High School’s 6-foot-4 identical twins made their separation official Nov. 8 on the first day of the early National Letter of Intent signing period. … more

Jefferson County Schools could go for a bit more grit

“Tyler” is an honor student who is in three Advanced Placement classes, scored in the 95th percentile on his SAT, and is on track to attend a highly regarded college. Tyler goes home after school and spends hours reviewing the minutiae of … more
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