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JCEA is both a professional association and an advocacy organization. Representing approximately 5,500 non-administrative professional educators working in the Jefferson County School District, JCEA is affiliated with the 40,000 member Colorado Education Association (CEA) and the 3.2 million member National Education Association (NEA).

Our mission is to empower educators to advocate for professional rights, responsibilities and practices to achieve educational excellence within a changing society.

Association News

NEA Today: The Long History of Blaming Teachers First
A high-ranking education official in a major U.S. city feverishly argues that schools should be operated like a business. Unapologetic about targeting and firing ineffective teachers, the official pushes for an evaluation system that is rooted in student test scores.

9 News: Teachers association president applauds student protests
Students from at least seven Jefferson County High Schools took part in protests against the Jefferson County School Board on Tuesday.

Jefferson County Coverage Goes Nationwide, JCEA President John Ford Interviewed