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An empty parking lot symbolizes more than a school closure. Late Thursday evening, Standley Lake and Conifer high schools canceled classes for Friday, Sept. 19, following a … more
The Jeffco Schools board of education approved a salary cap limit for teachers by a 3-2 vote Thursday, Sept. 18. Board members John Newkirk, Julie Williams and Ken Witt voted in favor with Lesley Dahlkemper and Jill Fellman opposed. “We … more
And so it continues. Sixteen of the district’s 17 neighborhood high schools have raised voices against a resolution to review the Advanced Placement U.S. … more
Two Jeffco schools closed Friday, Sept. 19 due to a large volume of teacher absences. Rumors of the 'sick-day' festered among those at the Sept. 18 board meeting, following the receipt of a … more
With several days worth of chants and placard waving, Jeffco high school students expressed opposition to oversight of the district's AP U.S. History course. Students across Jeffco walked out of … more
Colorado Supreme Court justices asked pointed questions about the potential impact of voucher programs on public schools, among other issues, during the long-awaited oral arguments surrounding the … more
The mood was somber and the details were sobering at a Dec. 3 ceremony at the Colorado Capitol, marking the 150th anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre, in which dozens of American Indians were … more
For the second time in three weeks, schools in Jefferson County were closed due to a sick-out protest by teachers. In response, District Superintendent Dan McMinimee said the district will use the … more
Voters signaled a want for greater transparency in school board business by passing Proposition 104 — the one of four statewide ballot questions to garner a green light on Election … more
For the second year in a row, voters in Adams County School District 50 are shooting down ballot measures that would have made various … more
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