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Jeffco Public Schools
September 18, 2017
Jeffco superintendent extends listening tour through event targeting multilingual community
Superintendent Jason Glass said he heard more questions about equity and language issues than he had on previous stops on his tour through the Jeffco district.
September 8, 2017
From passionate to politics-free, here’s how Colorado school districts responded to Trump’s DACA decision
The response shows how school districts view their responsibilities when a divisive national policy change carries implications for many Colorado students and families.
September 1, 2017
Two last-minute challengers emerge to two Jeffco school board incumbents
Board president Ron Mitchell does not have an opponent.
August 29, 2017
Many parents praise — and some criticize — Jeffco superintendent’s statement on Charlottesville
Dozens of Jeffco parents praised the superintendent’s statement on the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., while a handful of others criticized it.
August 28, 2017
New Jeffco superintendent calls a timeout on any more school closures
The new superintendent for Jeffco Public Schools wants to change the process for considering school closures to something that would take more factors into account.
August 18, 2017
These seventh-graders started the school year talking about Charlottesville and what they can do about racism
Mirroring conversations happening nationwide, a group of Denver seventh-graders this week delved into a discussion about the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville.
TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE SCHOOL DAY
August 15, 2017
Colorado schools make plans to view — and teach — the solar eclipse
Schools throughout Colorado are setting aside time for students to view the eclipse, which is expected to reach 92.3 percent totality over Denver.
Talking it through
August 11, 2017
A gentler approach: Jeffco Public Schools emphasizing restorative practices as part of discipline changes
Jeffco Public Schools is increasing the priority on a roll out of restorative justice.
August 10, 2017
One Jeffco program is taking on a big problem: Many low-income students accepted to college never attend
This mentorship program hopes to address a problem that often flies under the radar: 40 percent of low-income students who have been accepted to college don’t show up.
How are you feeling?
August 7, 2017
With plan to focus on teen health, Adams 12 school district opens new clinic
The Adams 12 school district, Colorado’s sixth-largest, will open its first school-based health clinic this fall at Thornton High School.
August 4, 2017
A high-poverty Jeffco school is about to adopt a “community school” model. What does that mean?
The Jeffco school will be a hub for community organizations to provide services such as English language classes, job training and medical care.
July 11, 2017
Jeffco Public Schools diverging from state law on timeline for evaluating teachers
Although Jeffco is not following the timeline of the law, district leaders said it’s following the intent.
getting to know you
July 10, 2017
New Jeffco superintendent has more questions than answers in tour of district
Jason Glass, Jeffco's new superintendent, visited eight sites throughout the district to gather community feedback as he starts his new position.
digging into discipline
May 19, 2017
Jeffco Public Schools suspended an average of four young students a day last year — and district officials are paying attention
Jeffco Public Schools, Colorado's second largest school district, hands out many more suspensions to early elementary students than most other large districts.
May 16, 2017
Jeffco board unanimously approves three-year contract for new superintendent
Jason Glass will earn a salary of $265,000 a year, plus benefits.
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