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Teaching grandchildren to help and thank others

A New Year’s resolution might be to continue teaching children to do good deeds and have good social skills. Children can show gratitude to those who rarely receive a thank you. People who deserve … more

Jeffco prepares for new graduation requirements

Current Jefferson County Public Schools freshmen — the class of 2021 — will have to show career and college readiness in math and English to graduate, either by scoring well on college entrance … more

Ron Mitchell - Jefferson County School Board, District 5

Ron Mitchell graduated from Arvada High School. He earned an undergraduate in education, and a master's in administration from the University of Northern Colorado. He served six years in the Army Reserves, before his education career. He taught at … more

Colorado students go head to head in Science Bowl

After a full day of competition in the state Science Bowl March 3, a team from Fort Collins High School was named the champion after outscoring Fairview High School in Boulder, in a rapid-fire final … more

Teaching students how to cope socially, emotionally

Eighth-grader Morgan Fritzler is working to improve her self-awareness. “Sometimes, I have anxiety and perfectionist issues and I expect myself to get everything on the first try,” Fritzler, 12, said. “It makes me feel frustrated.” But … more

Forming healthy financial habits at Young Americans Center

Every great financial empire had to start with just a few dollars going into a bank account somewhere. Which means 14-year-old Katelyn Osborne, who lives in Denver, is ahead of the curve when it … more

Kids love Project Egg Drop

There are scrambled eggs, fried eggs, and then eggs for the famous raw egg drop engineering activity. It provides an opportunity for some real life problem solving using physics principles, … more

Kids enjoy paper core projects

Families are often looking for ways to recycle and reuse materials instead of throwing them in the trash. Think of how many paper towel and bathroom tissue cores we throw each month. They can be used … more

Tradition marches on for Legacy champions

The Legacy High School marching band continued to dominate on a state level, winning their tenth 5A championship Oct. 28 in Colorado Springs in 12 years. Band Director Clay Stansberry credited a consistent support system for the student musicians … more

Adams 12 schools starts master plan process

With graduation rates improving, better literacy test scores and a 2016 bond approval, Adams 12 Five Star school officials are beginning work on a new five-year master plan. “We are not going to rewrite everything but we want to build on our … more

Metro area schools look to later start times

Research says that a later school start time positively impacts alertness, mental health, wellness and behavior in high school and middle school students, which means students are better prepared to … more

Hickenlooper budget would boost school funding

Colorado would give school districts more money next year and the state would make a dent in its school funding shortfall under Gov. John Hickenlooper’s proposed 2018-19 budget released Nov. 1. If the plan is approved by state lawmakers, school … more

Sharing stories and goals for future care

Usually this space is reserved for grandchildren’s care. This time Kate LA Beau, an Advance Care Planning Program Manager is a guest writer addressing grandparent’s needs and future care. … more

Keeping students, schools safe

In Colorado, where eight school shootings have occurred since 1982 — leaving 19 dead and 29 wounded — keeping students safe is a reality that has spurred Denver metro area districts to lead the … more

Safe2Tell emerges as key resource to keeping students safe

Safe2Tell, an anonymous way for students, parents, school staff and community members to report concerns regarding their safety or the safety of others, emerged as a needed resource in the aftermath … more

Learning from lessons of the past

One way the Jeffco school district is sharing its knowledge is through the The Frank DeAngelis Center for Community Safety — named after former Columbine High School Principal Frank DeAngelis — … more

Results of Adams County school districts

Following are results in Adams County school board races as of 9:30 p.m. Nov. 7, according to early countywide returns.Westminster Public Schools (11,434 ballots cast) The two open seats on the … more

Parents, students, educators rally at state Capitol

School choice advocates from around the state gathered Feb. 16 at the Colorado Capitol to send a message to state legislators about cyberschools and online learning in Colorado. Parents, students and … more

Read-aloud event promotes student conflict resolution

A read-aloud event at Clayton School this month is teaching students to own their problems without going to their teacher for all of their mediation. Cheryl Smith, who guides the “Response to Intervention” effort at the … more

University of Phoenix to close campuses

The University of Phoenix is stopping on-campus enrollment and will close approximately 20 campuses across the country as part of a “teach-out” program. The university has three Colorado locations: one in Lone Tree, one in Westminster and one … more
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