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Jeffco sports spring trips, games canceled

In the second week of March, the Wheat Ridge High boys’ baseball team learned that the team’s spring break trip, a tournament in Phoenix, had been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A … more

To make online learning work, Jefferson County teachers get creative

Every year at Arvada's Drake Middle School, students taking family and consumer science look forward to the cooking unit above all. So, when teacher Kristina Herrin learned that the unit would … more

Jeffco Schools will notify affected individuals but not communities

Jeffco Public Schools sent a March 23 letters to families saying that, because COVID-19 has become so widespread, when a member of a school community tests positive for the illness, the district will … more

Here's what remote learning looks like in Jeffco

March 12, Jeffco Public Schools announced it would be closing all school buildings the following week, leaving district and school employees a matter of days to ensure that, by March 17, tens of … more

Mines to get new business center following gift

The parents of two recent Colorado School of Mines graduates have made a multimillion-dollar challenge gift to fund a new business venture center on the university's campus. The challenge funds from … more

Warren Tech student snowboards for sale after contest

For its seventh year, snowboard company Never Summer is selling boards created by Warren Tech students after about 90 teenagers from the school’s graphic design department competed to submit … more

Colorado school testing canceled this year amid COVID-19 concern; AP testing moves online

On March 17, the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) released a statement saying end-of-the-year assessments including the Colorado Measures of Academic Success, or CMAS, “will be paused for … more

Jeffco community faces new obstacles as school goes online for COVID-19

Six months ago, John Ford wouldn’t have believed that one day, the entire district would transfer all schools to temporary online learning, said Ford, a Jeffco parent and president of teachers … more

Colleges, universities taking precautions

As with many institutions across the nation, Denver-area colleges and universities are taking precautions aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19. Here is a look at what schools are doing: … more

School district seeking feedback with budget reductions possible

During an initial 2020-2021 budget presentation at the March 5 Board of Education meeting, board members were asked to name one or two budget priorities they have for this year. The four present … more

UPDATE: Day of Action cancellation means Jeffco Schools will be open March 19

UPDATE: After our print deadline, Jeffco Public Schools announced that due to the cancellation of the CEA's Day of Action March 19 rally, that the district would be holding school as normal on that day. Students will have class that day, and all before and after care programs and bus service will operate as usual. more

Student and teacher ideas awarded from Jeffco Innovation Fund

Last October, two Lakewood-based students each reached out to the school district with plans to get their peers involved in addressing climate change. At Lakewood High School, freshman Leigh Schmidt … more

School kitchen workers file class action grievance against Jeffco

Four years ago, Andrea Cisneros accepted a position as the kitchen manager at West Woods Elementary School in Arvada. She was told by those who hired her that, to maintain the school’s staff — a … more

Jeffco high schoolers resting their case

Although the courts of Jefferson County usually go dark on weekends, they buzzed with activity on Saturday, Feb. 29 as lawyers made arguments and cross-examined witnesses about Gayle Gergich, a … more

*UPDATE* Jeffco schools to no longer close March 19

UPDATE: After our print deadline, Jeffco Public Schools announced that due to the cancelation of the CEA's Day of Action March 19 rally, that the district would be holding school as normal on that day. Students will have class that day, and all before and after care programs and bus service will operate as usual. more

Amidst lawsuit, Everitt Middle works to ‘reinvigorate the perception’

Becca Shramek, whose eighth-grade daughter attends Everitt Middle School in Wheat Ridge, has seen firsthand the positive effects of the school’s recent improvement efforts, particularly those … more

Jeffco students tackling youth issues at national conference

A group of 14 Jefferson County high school students — all interns with the county’s public health department — got to meet with the nation’s leaders, and conduct research on youth drug use as … more

Changing Jeffco school start times would cost millions

Following years of work to establish later start times across the district, the Reimagining Time Task Force, made up of Jeffco parents and district employees, presented to the school board Feb. 5 … more

In Jeffco, a Chromebook for every kid

In a single day, Arvada K-8 student Nicolas Sanchez logs onto his Chromebook in almost every class. The eighth grader accesses online resources during his reading and history classes. He uses his … more

C-Lab aims to restructure higher ed using blockchain tech

For those working in higher education, there’s no shortage of possible solutions when it comes to inequity or student debt said Taylor Kendal, chief strategy adviser at education nonprofit Learning … more
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