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Jeffco educators want more pay, more equity

The signs speak for themselves — pay increases, more racial diversity among teaching staff and equity for students of color, and respect — all spelled out in multi-colored magic marker on poster … more

Shots in before schools out

When the Pfizer vaccine was approved for use in kids ages 12-15 just three weeks before the end of the school year in Jeffco, Jefferson County Public Health was faced with its latest challenge in a … more

Lakewood grad awarded scholarship for mental health awareness

Avery Wilson isn’t trying to change the world — just a really painful part of it. Wilson, a 2021 Lakewood High School graduate, has been working for the past three years to end the stigma around … more

Funding boon to Jeffco’s Outdoor Lab program

The Outdoor Lab Foundation announced a donation of $235,000 to Jefferson County public schools for Outdoor Lab. The money will help sustain the popular program that’s been part of the district for … more

PHOTOS: Wheat Ridge High School's Class of 2021 graduation

Wheat Ridge High School Farmers' Class of 2021 celebrated  their graduation on May 21 at the North Area Athletic Complex.  more

PHOTOS: Golden Class of 2021 celebrates completing ”maze of high school” at graduation

The Golden High School Class of 2021 congregated for an in-person graduation ceremony on May 20, at the Jeffco Stadium in nearby Lakewood.  more

Time to turn the tassels

A school year that was anything but typical ended on a traditional note on last weekend as Colorado School of Mines held its commencement ceremonies. According to the school's website, Mines … more

Jeffco’s summer school plan

After surviving what’s arguably been the strangest school year in modern history, this year’s summer learning options will be a bit different as well. Asked about the District’s plans for … more

Faith Christian seeking ‘ministerial exception’ from lawsuit

On May 11, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in the case of Tucker v. Faith Bible Chapel International, which concerns the 2018 termination of former Faith Christian Academy … more

Kids eat free this summer in Jeffco

Summer break is almost here. For many Jeffco families, food insecurity can make it a stressful time.  This summer, free breakfast and lunch will be served at 16 Jeffco school locations to community … more

Jeffco teachers rally for equity, new contract

Cars honked, signs waved and a large banner was draped above a westbound stretch of I-70 as a boisterous group of Jeffco teachers and support staff rallied outside of the Jeffco Public Schools’ … more

Evon named as a top graduate at Western Colorado University

A Lakewood man has been named as Western Colorado University’s extraordinary graduates of 2021. Thomas Evon is one of eight graduating seniors selected for the Alumni Award of Excellence. The award … more

Jeffco schools struggle to stay open due to rising COVID counts

With the finish line so clearly in sight, Jeffco Public Schools officials are arguing for schools be able to finish the year, even if it means tolerating certain levels of COVID-19 spread. The last … more

D’Evelyn club making a big difference

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. It’s an old saying that puts in perspective how enormous some tasks can be. And reminds you how much perseverance it can take to do something really … more

"Be our guest": Golden High theater returns to stage with masked musical

After three years of performing in plays at Golden High School, Sophia Davis wasn't sure how her high school acting career would end. “This year unfortunately we had a couple of performances in the … more

Jeffco’s CIP: Who is calling the shots?

Jeffco Schools’ Capital Improvement Program, on-track to cost more than three quarters of a billion dollars, has a relatively small number of people making the lion’s share of critical … more

Jeffco teens speak up for themselves on heady topics

Teen drinking and partying was front and center at the April 22 Jefferson County Communities That Care Youth Voices event. For the past four-and-half-months, 35 high school and college students have … more

Allendale Elementary to close next year

The final slide of the presentation said it all. “The decision of leadership staff is to consolidate the Allendale Elementary school community in the Spring of 2021.”  And with that, the … more

Meet the new Jeffco Public Schools superintendent

The position of superintendent for the Jeffco Public Schools district can be harrowing. It is a that invite public scrutiny of your every action. It is a position that is often a lightning rod for … more

ESSER money for Jeffco Schools

Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Funds were a hot topic during the April 8 Jeffco School Board meeting.  ESSER Funds are a $13.2 billion portion of the $30.75 billion … more
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