Association News

  • Balancing Work and Family

    Feb 15, 2013

    All of us have 24 hours a day for the activities of life. How well we balance responsibilities with doing things we truly enjoy directly affects our quality of life. It also helps us manage stress. Are you satisfied with your balance of time between work and family?

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  • Connecting the dots between our goals and the legislature

    Feb 15, 2013

    Members were clear in their JCEA negotiations survey: preserve teaching quality in Jeffco by restoring salary. Our students depend on our members! We all know that in order to keep and recruit the finest teachers, competitive and professional salaries are essential. A key component in achieving our members’ goals is the state legislature. That’s why JCEA leaders are asking you and your fellow members to commit to being a 2013 JCEA cyber lobbyist.

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  • CEA provides SB-191 training

    Feb 13, 2013

    Nearly 100 educators from across the district gathered at the JCEA office last month to learn about how SB 191 is changing teacher evaluation in Colorado.

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  • 2013: Year of the Student

    Feb 13, 2013

    On Wednesday, January 30th students, parents, business people and community volunteers showed up to the Capitol to deliver more than 8,600 signatures on behalf of 150 organizations and over 8,000 individuals from more than 230 communities around the state.

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  • The Leaders to Learn From report names Superintendent Cindy Stevenson among the top district leaders in the nation

    Feb 11, 2013

    Stevenson will be recognized in April at a forum in Washington, D.C., featuring U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan for being named in the Leaders to Learn From report.

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  • I Will Not Sit Quietly Anymore About Guns

    Feb 08, 2013

    JCEA Secretary John Ford provides his perspective on what we need to do about gun violence.

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  • A Little Perspective

    Feb 08, 2013

    Read Paula Reed's inspiring column as she reflects on how her experience with Columbine has given her perspective.

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  • TELL Survey Now Open

    Feb 05, 2013

    Research shows that positive teaching and learning conditions in our schools are important to student achievement. By taking the TELL Colorado survey educators have an opportunity to provide valuable information about the quality of their teaching and learning conditions.

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  • The PERA debate continues... Ed News reports

    Feb 04, 2013

    According to the National Council on Teacher Quality or NCTQ, “State pension systems are severely underfunded. Most retirement eligibility rules are burdensome and unfair. Costs to teachers and school districts are on the rise. The squeeze is on teachers in numerous other ways.” These are the key findings in a recent report called No One Benefits: How Teacher Pension Systems Are Failing Both Teachers and Taxpayers on state teacher pension policy by NCTQ, an organization founded in 2000 to provide an alternative national voice to existing teacher organizations and to challenge the current structure and regulation of the teaching profession.

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  • High school graduation rates on the rise, Denver Post reports

    Jan 29, 2013

    On-time high school graduation rates in Colorado increased by 1.5 percentage points in 2012, to 75.4 percent, according to figures released Thursday by the state's department of education.

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  • Press release from CEA regarding newly released vision statement

    Jan 23, 2013

    As lawmakers convene at the Capitol to debate funding and reform of Colorado’s public education system, one of the state’s largest and oldest education organizations is putting forth a pragmatic, positive vision to improve public education so that every student thrives.

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  • NEA press release regarding educators supporting stronger laws to prevent gun violence

    Jan 16, 2013

    Results of a new poll by the National Education Association (NEA) show educators support stronger gun laws to prevent gun violence and keep children safe.

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  • NEA awards first STEM challenge grant to Colorado initiative

    Jan 15, 2013

    The National Education Association awarded its first STEM challenge grant to Colorado’s STEM training initiative. The teaching grant will help prepare more Colorado students for careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

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  • Getting Out From Under Financial Pressure

    Jan 15, 2013

    A monthly message from Jeffco's Employee Assistance Program.

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  • Professional Growth Funds Depleted

    Jan 15, 2013

    Professional Growth Funds are district funds negotiated by JCEA for Jefferson County educators. As an employee of Jefferson County Schools you are entitled to apply for these funds.

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  • Secure our futures - ask someone to join!

    Jan 15, 2013

    January is the “month of membership” at JCEA and statewide. Please take the time to ask a colleague to join us in our work. Your AR can use your help in making sure every potential member is asked to join.

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  • Denver Post reports that projects are already planned for 3B bond funds

    Jan 03, 2013

    Jeffco Public Schools plans to spend $18 million on projects next summer from the $99 million bond issue approved by voters this fall.

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  • Teacher town hall about education and school finance in Littleton

    Jan 01, 2013

    Senators Andy Kerr and Cheri Jahn will welcome a variety of teachers and educators from Jefferson County Schools at their next town hall on February 20 in Littleton.

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  • Educating Hector December 2012

    Dec 18, 2012

    Check out JCEA member Craig Gassen's monthly editorial cartoon.

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  • Will quality compensation ever be politically correct?

    Dec 17, 2012

    With the passage of 3A and 3B, we’re all breathing a little easier. We have our students for two more days this spring, days that are much needed in a semester eaten up by various tests, and we’ve dodged draconian cuts to classrooms and programs. Given the vitriol of the anti-tax rhetoric right now, I will confess that I feel all the more uplifted by those wins. For the first time in a long time, Jefferson County voters made a real statement about how much they value education. I feel good about the passage of the mill levy and the bond issue, I do.

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