Association News

  • Healthy Aging: Keeping mentally fit as we age

    May 13, 2013

    Read the monthly message from EAP.

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  • NEA’s VIVA Campaign selects 2 JCEA members

    May 13, 2013

    The VIVA (Voices Ideas Vision Action) Idea Exchange is one way NEA has lifted up members’ voices and recommendations on the critical issue of school safety. Over the past 3 months, hundreds of members participated in this online pilot project, sharing ideas and having conversations with each other. From there, VIVA selected 11 educators to join the writing of the detailed report “Sensible Solutions for Safe Schools.” (pdf). Two of the eleven educators were JCEA members, Dean Raizman from Kendrick Lakes Elementary and Nancy Hahn from Everitt Middle School. Below are their reflections on their experience.

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  • Reflections on CEA Lobby Day

    May 13, 2013

    It was my first time. I was nervous. I didn’t really know what I would say, what I would do, or how it would feel. Who am I to demand face time with state representatives and senators? I am just a public school teacher from somewhere in the suburbs. But I am also the boss.

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  • Together we can make a difference - my experience at Delegate Assembly

    May 13, 2013

    Andrea Pless, teacher at Everitt Middle School reflects on her experience at CEA's Delegate Assembly.

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  • NEA's EdFlight Campaign

    Apr 30, 2013

    The sequester caused flight delays and Congress fixed that within a week. The sequester slashed $3 billion from education, hurting 7.4 million students, and Congress goes on recess?

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  • Helpful Benefit Tips

    Apr 23, 2013

    Please review the April 15 SuperNews, for information on how the district is changing the way it helps fund your benefits. This change is one of many the district is making to comply with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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  • JCEA to be awarded Wayne Carle Diversity Award

    Apr 23, 2013

    This year, JCEA has been chosen to be a recipient of the Wayne Carle Diversity Award. We are honored to accept this award on behalf of all of our members. Thank you for your work in promoting the respect of differences. After all, everyone deserves the same opportunities to succeed.

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  • Peer Evaluation Expansion

    Apr 23, 2013

    Peer evaluation is a new concept for unions, but if we are integrally involved with the development and monitoring of the program, it has great potential for improving the evaluation process, and instructional practices.

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  • Columbine survivor: No child should worry about gunmen

    Apr 19, 2013

    Learn from my experience -- do not wait until you experience violence first hand to realize that we need to take action. We need to take action now.

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  • Superintendent Cindy Stevenson and CEA President Kerrie Dallman to be honored as "Leaders to Learn From"

    Apr 18, 2013

    Education Week will honor Colorado Education Association President Kerrie Dallman and Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Cynthia Stevenson as “Leaders to Learn From” during a recognition ceremony, Thursday, April 18, in Washington D.C. at 8:30 a.m. (6:30 a.m. in Colorado).

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  • Snow Day Make-Up

    Apr 17, 2013

    This article provides clarification on the snow day make-up.

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  • STEP IT UP FOR JCEA BLUE DAY!

    Apr 12, 2013

    To continue the momentum from this successful Board of Education meeting, we have declared Thursday, April 18th BLUE DAY! The summit will be taking place on April 19 & 21, and this is our last chance to show solidarity for our bargaining team before the outcome. Please wear blue to school and encourage others in your building to do so as well. Together, we can make a difference. For ourselves and for our kids. Help us in taking the lead to get real results for students.

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  • Make your voice heard

    Apr 09, 2013

    Elections matter because regardless of how big or small the issues on the ballot, participating is an easy yet powerful way to make our voices heard. No matter how, why or when, please mark your calendars to vote in the election between April 9 and15.

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  • JCEA Elections Now Open

    Apr 09, 2013

    Learn how to make your voice heard about the future of our association by participating in JCEA and CEA's election process.

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  • In concert, we might stand a chance

    Apr 05, 2013

    Read Paul Reed's column about how we must act collectively if we are to stand a chance against injustices.

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  • School Finance Act Rewrite

    Apr 05, 2013

    Find out more about how the legislature is rewriting the School Finance Act for the first time in over twenty years.

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  • How will the 50% of my evaluation based on student growth be measured?

    Apr 05, 2013

    Learn how JCEA is working with the district to define the 50% growth measures that will be part of teacher evaluations beginning next year.

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  • Letter to the Editor - Contining the Gun Debate

    Apr 05, 2013

    JCEA member Chris Cousineau continues the commentary on the gun debate in response to editorial letters previous published in the April 14 and March 14 editions of the Insight.

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  • A Message From EAP: Managing Anger

    Apr 05, 2013

    We can learn to manage our anger. This is particularly important for anyone who handles anger inappropriately -- by hurting others or themselves or by making poor decisions in fits of rage. To manage anger in a more healthy way, try this four step approach.

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  • JCEA Works with District to approve SPED Job Shares for 2013-14 School Year

    Apr 01, 2013

    A number of JCEA SPED members contacted the JCEA office about job share denials by the Special Education central administration.

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