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Jeffco Public Schools
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.
December 14, 2018
Jeffco launches universal enrollment site to make school choice easy
Critics worry that the ease of application will encourage parents to give up on neighborhood schools rather than invest in them.
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.
July 25, 2018
Seeking to broaden its support base, Jeffco looks at building bridges to community
Among many benefits schools can get from an engaged community, Jeffco is looking ahead at a possible ballot question for new funding.
July 5, 2018
Jeffco takes collaborative approach as it considers later school start times
The group crafting recommendations, which is still open to new members, is seeking public input.
May 8, 2018
Jeffco district giving charter school district status and district building, while letting it maintain autonomy
Jeffco's school board approved the innovation plan for for charter Free Horizon Montessori, moving the plan forward.
outside the box
March 23, 2018
Program to bring back dropout students is one of 10 new ideas Jeffco is investing in
The district announced the winners of the innovation fund competition this month.
February 20, 2018
School leaders in one Jeffco community are looking at demographic shifts as an opportunity to rebrand
Edgewater schools, plus Molholm Elementary in Lakewood, are seeing changes in demographics that might facilitate changes to existing language programs.
January 12, 2018
Despite concerns, Jeffco school board agrees to spend $1 million to start funding school innovations
Employees in Jeffco Public Schools can now pitch an idea as part of a new application process for small grants to fund innovative programs that might improve education.
year in review
December 21, 2017
A new superintendent and a new vision for Jeffco schools in 2017
Jeffco Public Schools story lines of 2107 were centered around the new superintendent and his new vision.
choice and competition
November 30, 2017
School choice, Jeffco style: District considering new school models, centralized enrollment
Jeffco Public Schools is moving toward more choice with proposals for new district-run school options and with plans for a centralized online school choice system.
Unity prevails: Jeffco incumbents easily beat back challengers
Jefferson County voters are deciding Tuesday on the need for unified or dissenting voices on the school board for Jeffco Public Schools.
Keeping the peace
October 31, 2017
Jeffco voters to decide whether school board will remain united or include dissenting voices
The campaign for this year's school board in Jeffco is much different than two years ago, but still centered on the memories of the past chaos.
moving on up
October 23, 2017
Jeffco on track to move most of next year’s sixth-graders into middle school buildings
Most Jeffco middle schools are preparing to teach sixth through eighth graders starting next year.
October 11, 2017
New superintendent’s vision for Jeffco: It’s not just what happens in school that matters
Jeffco Public Schools is unveiling a new vision document that will be turned into a strategy plan to lead the district for the next several years.
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