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Author : Yesenia Robles, Chalkbeat Colorado

Jeffco Public Schools to use restorative practices as part of discipline changes

  Jeffco Public Schools is investing more resources in so-called restorative practices as an alternative to suspensions, part of a broader reexamination of student discipline […]...

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August 14, 2017 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Big assignment for group of Colorado education leaders: rethink the state’s education priorities

A newly constituted group of educators, lawmakers and state officials led by Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne will be charged with creating a sweeping new strategic […]...

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June 26, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Aurora school board member criticized for comments about immigrants

Facing criticism for her recent comments about immigrants, an Aurora school board member Tuesday offered a lengthy, emotional response that emphasized the importance of following […]...

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June 7, 2017 Education, Immigration, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Jeffco board unanimously approves three-year contract for new superintendent

The school board for Jeffco Public Schools voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a contract that will pay incoming Superintendent Jason Glass $265,000 a year. The contract […]...

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May 17, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix

More Colorado students are entering college unprepared, report says

The number of Colorado students enrolling in college last year unprepared for college-level work increased for the second year in a row, according to a […]...

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May 8, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix

Head of Eagle County schools named finalist for Jeffco superintendent post

 This story first appeared in Chalkbeat Colorado Outspoken Eagle County Schools superintendent Jason Glass is the sole finalist for the superintendent position in Jeffco Public […]...

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May 2, 2017 Politics, The Mix

One month after closure vote, uncertainty about what’s next for students at Pleasant View Elementary in Golden

Construction paper cards and hearts hang in the main hallway at Pleasant View Elementary in Golden. On them are messages from kids at another school, […]...

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March 8, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix

Dan McMinimee out as Jeffco superintendent

Dan McMinimee has stepped down as superintendent of Jeffco Public Schools effective immediately, but will take an advisory role through the end of his contract, […]...

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March 3, 2017 Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Jeffco board votes to close one elementary school in budget cuts, sparing four others

Facing fierce community opposition, Jeffco Public Schools significantly scaled back a plan to slash the district budget, with the school board voting to close one elementary […]...

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February 10, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Why Jeffco hasn’t considered academic performance in picking schools to close

Of five Jefferson County elementary schools recommended for closure, one recently received the state’s lowest possible rating for academic performance and another has won awards […]...

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February 9, 2017 Education, Uncategorized

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We at The Indy send a delighted thank you to our readers who were able to make Friday night’s fundraiser at the Mercury Café! It was a […]

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The Home Front: Beyond incumbents, no one wants to run for city council in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

“If nothing changes in the coming days, this fall’s Steamboat Springs City Council election won’t be a competition,” reports The Steamboat Pilot. “And, the council […]

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