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Jeffco Public Schools
February 20, 2014
Jeffco board expected to tap Iowa-based firm to aid in leader search
The Jeffco Public Schools board of education is expected to hire executive search firm Ray and Associates, Inc., to help find its next superintendent, according to…
Own Worst Enemy
February 20, 2014
Researchers: Jeffco leadership transition could hinder achievement goals
Increased media attention, rampant rumors and widespread distrust among Jeffco's community of parents, teachers, administrators and the board may make it difficult to attract a credible superintendent candidate, education researchers and policy experts told Chalkbeat Colorado.
February 17, 2014
Jeffco Board President Witt: New superintendent should be in place by May
In a wide-ranging interview with Chalkbeat Colorado, Jeffco School Board President Ken Witt discusses his policy priorities for the state’s second largest school district -- including what role performance pay might play in coming teachers contract negotiations -- and, what, if any, steps need to be taken to repair a fractured education community.
February 8, 2014
Jeffco superintendent announces she’ll leave at end of February, citing distrust from new board majority
Stevenson announced her Feb. 21 exit to the district's board of education and a packed room of about 250 anxious supporters at an 8 a.m. Saturday meeting, originally scheduled to discuss the suburban district's budget.
February 8, 2014
Live-blog: Stevenson will leave Jeffco by end of the month
LIVE BLOG: Jeffco Public Schools' board of education is meeting today to discuss the budget and, maybe maybe not, a closed door meeting to discuss Superintendent Cindy Stevenson. Check here for updates.
February 7, 2014
Jeffco board president seeks executive session to discuss superintendent
The request caught some board members and Jeffco administrators, including Stevenson, by surprise. Rumors of the board president Ken Witt's intent — to remove Stevenson from her post — have swirled throughout the day.
February 3, 2014
Cindy Stevenson lands a new job
Retiring Jeffco Superintendent Cindy Stevenson has a place to go after she leaves the district at the end of the school year – the Colorado…
January 8, 2014
Denver ranks fifth in nation for school choice
In a study released Wednesday by the Brookings Institution, Denver Public Schools moved into fifth place for its school choice system, a leap from 24th…
November 7, 2013
Jeffco superintendent announces retirement
Jeffco Schools Superintendent Cindy Stevenson announced her retirement Thursday evening - two days after a slate of conservative candidates took control of the school board.
July 15, 2013
Report points to districts’ “potential fiscal strain”
A new state report spotlights the financial pressures that have prompted some school districts, including the state’s largest, to tap reserves in order to offset state budget cuts.
November 10, 2011
Thursday Churn: Testing preview
The State Board of Education today gets a closer look at what may ultimately replace the CSAP tests.
October 26, 2011
Healthy school snapshot: Coal Creek Canyon K-8
Coal Creek Canyon K-8 in Jeffco's mountains has embraced a culture of wellness. What started with a small group of parents is now accepted by bus drivers, custodians and teachers a like. Find out what challenges parents faced and what they learned in this story and video.
September 16, 2011
This week's healthy schools highlights
Dad blogger chronicles son’s school lunch - Colo. schools extend healthier options to vending machines - Melons cut from school lunches - Healthy school lunch recipes for the pickiest of eaters - States scramble to pay for healthier school food - Local produce and meats served in Colo. schools.
June 15, 2011
Denver, Jeffco a study in grad rate contrasts
Colorado’s two largest school districts are near opposite ends of the spectrum in a report comparing “expected” high school graduation rates and actual rates in the nation’s 50 largest school districts.
March 11, 2011
This week's teaching & learning tidbits
Not good budget news from Cherry Creek, Greeley, Jeffco and Adams 12 - Students hone CSAP skills - In Colorado, test score anomalies rarely examined - Final P-20 Speaker Series event - DPS dropout rate declines
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