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$567 million bond would improve security, buildings, programs

A key part of the $1.3 billion that Jeffco Public Schools says it needs to bring outdated district buildings up to structural and educational standards and to address continuing population growth … more

Officials urge strong bond between schools, business

Officials from three Metro North school districts all made the same point to Westminster businesses Aug. 29 — we’re trying to craft your future employees, but we need your help. “What our … more

Family STEM festival returns to Denver

Exhibits and interactions with energy experts designed to spark students' interest in science, technology, engineering and math will highlight Energy Day, an annual free family STEM festival in … more

Adams 12 voters could decide fate of ELEVATE

A new five-year master plan that shows how the schools in Adams 12 Five Star District can operate and improve is not linked to a property tax increase proposal on November’s ballot, according to … more

Test scores boost Westminster past state sanctions

Officials at Westminster Public Schools breathed a sigh of relief Aug. 24, learning that their test scores had improved enough to have increased their state rating. “We’ve been working very hard, … more

Arvada West Vocal Showcase wins The American Prize in Choral Performance

The Arvada West High School Vocal Showcase was named the 2017-18 winner of The American Prize in Choral Performance in the high school division. “I would say that any accolades that come our way … more

Starting early helps quell back to school stress

With two boys in junior high, Rebecca Zamora is no stranger to the stress of back to school time. Zamora, who lives in Adams county, said she begins preparing her sons, Nicolas, who is entering sixth … more

Summit links education and industry to innovate together

A recent survey conducted by Colorado Succeeds, a nonprofit organization that brings business leaders across the state together, found that 77 percent of employers say it has been difficult to hire … more

Jeffco sheriff assigns four more deputies to schools

Beginning with the 2018-19 school year, Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader is allocating four additional deputies to serve as school resource officers (SROs) for Jefferson County Public Schools in … more

Jeffco schools seek to engage, connect community

A group of parents, community members and district staff has spent the summer trying to determine the best way to connect the larger Jefferson County community to its schools. “I think everyone has … more

Signatures being checked for statewide school funding measure

Coloradans looking to bolster education funding throughout the state may be one step closer to their goal, as the Great Schools, Thriving Communities campaign turned in more than 170,000 signatures … more

Playing and moving with drums helps relieve stress in kids, boosts mood

Young children are drawn to drumming sounds and love to move with the beats found in every culture. Just observe young children at powwows, band concerts, weddings, and parades. They are jumping and … more

Preventing dropouts among pregnant, parenting students

During her sophomore year of high school, Leslie Belmontes found out she was pregnant. Not feeling like she could continue at her traditional high school, Northglenn High, Belmontes transferred to … more

Pension crisis fueling unrest among teachers in Colorado

The loudest rallying cries from Colorado teachers protesting for more education dollars were about dwindling paychecks that are steadily losing ground to the state's rising cost of living. Teachers … more

Project aims to connect University of Denver, community

The University of Denver has announced a large-scale development plan that will change the landscape of the campus with the addition of more retail and dining outlets. The school unveiled the Denver … more

Westgate Community School Graduation

Seniors, teachers and family members gathered at the Mountain Range High School auditorium May 29 for graduation and commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2018. In all, 14 students received their … more

As state cuts back, college student costs soar in Colorado

In 2000, Colorado taxpayers footed 68 percent of the costs of a college degree, with students chipping in about one-third. Two decades and two recessions later, that ratio has nearly flipped as state … more

Q&A with Savannah Martin, Standley Lake High School grad

I participate in National Honor Society and played varsity girls basketball and track. I plan to attend Western State Colorado University at Gunnison to pursue being a collegiate track and field … more

STEM franchise opens in Westminster

Jobs in the future are going to demand innovative workers skilled in science, technology, engineering, and math, so education entrepreneur Steve Lake began looking for an innovative way to train … more

Student stress can spike in May

Remember the feeling of freedom on the last day of school? Not every student feels it. Children’s mental health care providers see a spike in visits from teens in May, said Emily Laux, a licensed … more
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