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To conduct a nationwide search for a new superintendent in 2014, Jefferson County Public Schools hired consulting company Ray & Associates. The firm notified hundreds of potential candidates and received more than 60 applications, then used feedback … more
A common concern about online schools is whether students get the same opportunities to socialize as their peers in traditional ones. But they showed they can have just as much fun when students from four online schools recently enjoyed the … more
Imagine being stuck in a mine shaft, without knowing how to safely escape. Or picture an isolated oil or gas refinery, where something goes wrong and help is an hour away. These are just a few of the very real scenarios employees in heavy … more
Because of her experience as a student in public schools, Ashley Maes decided to home-school her 7-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter. “When I was in school, I never felt challenged,” the Littleton resident said. “I was present in school … more
A nationwide search involving hundreds has narrowed to just six contenders to be Jefferson County Schools newest superintendent. At the April 20 study session of the Board of Education, the public was told that out of more than 800 potential … more
Dr. Donald Sweeting is well aware he has big shoes to fill as the new president of Colorado Christian University. Following the retirement and death of the university’s former president, Bill Armstrong, in 2016, CCU worked for months to find … more
Doral Academy of Colorado, a charter school that emphasizes the arts, will have a new location next school year. The Jefferson County Board of Education approved unanimously March 23 a one-year lease agreement with Doral Academy to occupy the … more
Jordan Smith, a fifth-grade student from Golden View Classical Academy in Golden, stood on the steps of the state Capitol and spoke about her school and the opportunities it provides. She said she … more
Westminster Public Schools and the Colorado Department of Education remain at odds over the district’s accreditation rating even after the Colorado Board of Education denied an appeal at its April 24 hearing Westminster school officials said … more
Staff from the Keystone Policy Center came away from the first meeting on the best way to increase blended learning opportunities — using a digital component for some or all of the instruction — with good and bad news. The good news — there … more
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