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Several Jeffco schools are seeing increased student enrollment, pushing them to or past capacity. To tackle the issue, the Jeffco Schools Board of Education heard a staff presentation regarding … 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
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
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
In a 3-2 vote by the Jeffco Board of Education, the curriculum review committee was approved as proposed by Superintendent Dan McMinimee. more
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 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
Ornate totem poles, jutting skyward 20 feet in air, once marked the turnoffs from the field at the corner of Baptist Road. Tourists, from all over the nation (and in fact the world) would stop to … 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
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