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Jeffco Public Schools
July 26, 2019
Taking a hit: Colorado school districts grapple with insuring against hail
Premiums are rising, deductibles are skyrocketing, and districts are having a harder time finding anyone willing to take on the risk of providing coverage.
July 24, 2019
Columbine High School, widely synonymous with tragedy, will not be rebuilt or renamed
After a nearly two-month public survey period, Jefferson County Public Schools has decided against tearing down and rebuilding Columbine High School.
June 10, 2019
Jeffco schools to consider updating LGBTQ policies as backers call for ‘more foundation and meat’
“Jeffco public schools wishes to be an inclusive place for students and staff," said Superintendent Jason Glass.
June 6, 2019
Seeking to deter a ‘morbid fascination,’ Jeffco may rebuild Columbine High School
The new school would be built to the west of the current school and would retain the same name of Columbine High School.
June 5, 2019
LGBTQ advocates to push for student and staff protections in Jeffco schools
Dozens in support of LGBTQ students and staff plan to press the Jefferson County School Board to consider and adopt updated anti-discrimination policies.
Updated May 9, 2019
‘Nothing makes me feel safe.’ How Colorado educators and parents are processing yet another school shooting
Our survey of Colorado parents and educators found frustration, fear, and resignation over the shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch.
April 30, 2019
From dozens of suspensions to one: How this Colorado school stopped removing young children
Changing discipline practices at a suburban Denver elementary school have helped school leaders go from dozens of early elementary suspensions to almost none.
Not the last time
April 17, 2019
After Colorado districts held ‘hostage’ by threats, school leaders look for lessons learned
Closing more than two dozen school districts across Colorado in response to a threat from a single individual was unprecedented, but it might not be…
March 22, 2019
Jeffco postpones later start times for teenagers, but may continue studying the issue
Jeffco Superintendent Jason Glass is proposing hiring a person to look more closely at the impacts of later start times on school operations.
How I Teach
January 2, 2019
This Colorado history teacher sees the effects of immigration policy every day — in her worried students
Here, in a feature we call How I Teach, we ask educators who’ve been recognized for their work how they approach their jobs. You can…
Now you see me
December 20, 2018
It takes five clicks to see a charter school in Jeffco’s new enrollment system. Advocates say that’s not fair.
How universal enrollment systems treat different types of schools has been a point of conflict around the country.
November 8, 2018
Jeffco bond measure that had been failing pulls ahead in narrow race
Update: Over the weekend, the bond measure pulled ahead and is currently headed toward passage, with 50.3 percent of the vote. We’ll continue to update…
November 7, 2018
Wins, losses, and split decisions: Here’s how Colorado school district tax measures fared
The widespread success of local school taxes contrasted with the fate of Amendment 73, a statewide tax increase for education.
Updated November 7, 2018
Jeffco tax increase to boost teacher salaries passes, while school construction bond fails
District officials said they plan to use the proceeds of this year’s tax measures to raise teacher pay.
October 30, 2018
Jeffco high school highlighted in report on English learner achievement
Bear Creek High School in Jeffco was celebrated for high achievement of students who speak English as a second language.
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