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Great Education Colorado (formerly called Colorado Protectors of Public Schools), is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization of public school supporters, which advocates for adequate funding for K-12 education in Colorado. The organization's main focus is on informing public school supporters about critical issues in school funding through its web-site, newsletters, and events. Great Education Colorado, launched in 2005, also works with its supporters to empower them to be vocal advocates for Colorado's public schools. Phone: (303) 722-5901. For more information visit www.greateducation.org.

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JCEA News

CBS New York: Experts Say Many Teachers Paying Out Of Pocket For School Supplies
Imagine if you had to spend hundreds of dollars of your own money just to get your job done. Lily Eskelsen García, President Elect of the National Education Association, said that’s how much the average teacher had to spend on school supplies for their students in past years.

Fox 31 Denver: Jeffco school board hires solo superintendent candidate on 3-2 vote
The Jefferson County Schools Board of Education voted Tuesday night to make Daniel McMinimee the next superintendent. It was not a unanimous decision and one that came with a lot of controversy. The board’s vote was 3-2 to hire the only candidate it presented for the job. The board then went on to debate the five-year contract at a salary of $280,000 per year. Members decided to take up the contract again at the next meeting, so the hiring won’t actually be final until the contract is approved.

Denver Post: Jeffco Schools board OKs hiring of Daniel McMinimee by 3-2 vote
A badly divided Jefferson County Schools board on Tuesday night hired Daniel McMinimee as the next superintendent of the state's second-largest school district, as audience members howled in protest and hurled catcalls toward the dais.