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Jeffco superintendent named Kentucky education commissioner

After about three years as Jeffco Public Schools' superintendent, Jason Glass has been named the next Commissioner of Education for the state of Kentucky. In a July 10 letter to the community, Glass … more

‘I don’t feel safe’: A school’s nightmare

A principal has left the Douglas County School District for another job in education, months after his school became embroiled in a “failure to report” investigation into alleged “sexual contact” by first-grade children at the school. more

All Jeffco students can return for in-person schooling this fall

On July 8, Jeffco Public Schools announced that all students will have the option to attend school in-person every day next school year. The district's plan for next year, Restart Jeffco, outlines … more

Jeffco teachers face a 'curveball' with online summer learning

Jeffco Public Schools typically runs its Jeffco Summer of Early Leaning (JSEL), a summer learning program for incoming first through third graders, at schools and in person. But as June rolled around … more

Mines planning on in-person classes in the fall but campus will be different

Classes will be held at Colorado School of Mines campus in the fall — but life on campus will still look plenty different. In a message sent to students and faculty on June 22, School of Mines … more

Jeffco Schools make an early call on in-person classes

For months, district leaders at Jeffco Public Schools have been discussing what next year’s balance of in-person and remote learning will look like. That conversation has included the entire … more

Jeffco announces elementary students can return full-time next school year

In a June 18 letter to staff members, Jeffco Public Schools announced that all elementary students will have the option to return for in-person learning five days a week next year. Until the June 18 … more

Jeffco Schools budget crisis pushed off to next year

Jeffco Public Schools is no longer expecting the tens of millions in budget cuts it was bracing itself for in 2020-2021, instead anticipating that government aid can cover a loss of funding, at least … more

Community colleges launch improved admission system

A new, guaranteed admission program will provide Colorado Community College System students pursuing an associate degree a more solid path to admission to a partner four-year university. Arapahoe … more

Jeffco Schools now considering a 50% return to classrooms

Jeffco's June 4 Board of Education meeting provided the first chance during the pandemic for community members to give public comment over video conferencing. And as a long line of parents began to … more

Jefferson County Class of 2020: Together, apart

A lesson that I will take away from all of this is to live in the moment and never take things for granted. Thank you for recognizing the Seniors and the graduating Class of 2020. - Charlotte Favre, … more

Celebrating the class of 2020 from Lakewood High School

It wasn’t the ending to the senior year that they imagined at the beginning of the year, but Lakewood High School seniors got to say goodbye to their classmates and teachers. Students … more

School may be mostly remote next year in Jeffco

Next year in Jeffco Public Schools, “we want to create the opportunity for our students to be in our schools,” said Kristopher Schuh, deputy superintendent, during a May 13 board of education … more

Applewood neighborhood honors high school grads in parade

Before the pandemic, John Schreiner had thought a good portion of his spring would be spent on a baseball field in a Wheat Ridge Farmers uniform. He had looked forward to going to prom, spending the … more

A change of plans at Bear Creek thanks to virus

A room normally filled with high school seniors, now ghostly empty, displays a whiteboard marked: “2020, the year of COVID-19.” After eight years of leading the Senior Field Studies program at … more

School-level cuts, furlough days included in Jeffco Public Schools budget suggestions

Jeffco Public Schools leaders are continuing to build the 2020-2021 academic year budget, and while the state has yet to give a final number on the cuts JPS is looking at, school board members did … more

Polis 'optimistic' but not certain about schools re-opening in August

Gov. Jared Polis said he expects in-person classes to resume at the state's schools in the fall, but acknowledged that it isn't certain. more

Jeffco Schools preparing for roughly $34 million in cuts

Since the coronavirus outbreak began, school district officials have been prepared to make some reductions to the budget for 2020-2021. But an April 21 letter to the community from Superintendent … more

Jeffco high school graduations postponed until August

With May graduation ceremonies canceled because of the pandemic, Jeffco high schools are organizing to hold graduations in August instead. An April 10 announcement from the school district outlined … more

4-H turning obstacles into opportunities

While we are all adjusting to a new and different way of life, members of the Jeffco 4-H youth development program are using this challenging situation to practice several life skills taught by the … more
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