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Author : Yesenia Robles, Chalkbeat Colorado

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

Disadvantaged students more likely to be impacted by Jeffco school closures

GOLDEN – The brick school building with the turquoise trim is not far off Interstate 70, in a neighborhood of apartment buildings, a 50-unit mobile […]...

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February 6, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

State board increasingly siding with charter schools on appeals

When charter schools in Colorado feel like local school districts aren’t giving them a fair chance to open, they can ask the state Board of […]...

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January 19, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix

Jeffco school board votes to launch search for new superintendent

Citing a desire to seek out a more effective leader and denying that politics were at play, Jefferson County school board members voted unanimously Thursday […]...

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January 13, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix

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The Indy’s Marianne Goodland on this week’s Politics Unplugged

This week on KMGH-7’s Politics Unplugged: the hospital provider fee, what’s next for transportation and how did the 2017 General Assembly fare?    

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The Home Front: The Gazette reports a Colorado sheriff is ‘under siege as embarrassments mount’

“For years Delores Hiltz railed about shoddy work by Fremont County sheriff’s investigators after her 17-year-old daughter’s body was found stuffed under a bed in […]

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