WELCOME to JCEA!
Taking the lead to get real results for students
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.
Connecting Students to the "Real World"
For many students, high school will never be the “real world”. They will continue to ask, rightly or not, when they are going to use many of the things they learn during their four years. As the real world changes however, it’s the teachers who evolve along with it that will leave the biggest footprint on the psyche and experiences of our children.
Board Report: The (Increasing) Cost of WNW
It will take some time to untangle the mess left behind by Witt, Newkirk, and Williams. Last night, the Clean Slate BoE took a couple of steps in the right direction.
I Work in the 'Real World', Too
The fallacy about tying teacher compensation to 'real world' expectations leaves out the human aspect: students are not a product nor are they machines. They are unpredictable and volatile. There is no 'bottom dollar' where humans are concerned.