Association News

  • Integrating Opera into the Curriculum

    Apr 01, 2013

    The program, called the Live in HD series, features opera performances which are transmitted live to movie theatre screens to allow participants the experience of world class Opera from locations around the country.

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  • Denver to host the 2013 NEA Hispanic Caucus Issues Conference

    Apr 01, 2013

    The Hispanic Caucus is open to all members of the NEA and to all members who support the purpose of the NEA Hispanic Caucus.

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  • JCEA Welcomes New Members!

    Apr 01, 2013

    Welcome to new members who are joining us in taking the lead to get real results for students!

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  • 2013 Annual Meeting of the Corporation (All Member Meeting)

    Apr 01, 2013

    This month CEA members around the state will have the opportunity to change the CEA Articles of Incorporation to make the association more flexible and to enable the 20/20 plan to move forward.

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  • Education Finance making moves at the Capitol, Ed News Reports

    Mar 27, 2013

    The Senate Education Committee voted 5-4 on Thursday, March 21, to advance the bill that proposes a major shift in the way Colorado funds K-12 education.

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  • Press Release for the West Chamber's Youth Leadership Program

    Mar 13, 2013

    Applications are currently being accepted for the 2013-2014 Youth Leadership Jefferson County (YLJC) class. The application deadline is May 6, 2013.

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  • Letter to the Editor - response to John Ford's editorial in Feb 14 Insight

    Mar 12, 2013

    Jim Hendry from Pomona HS writes a letter to the editor to respond to John Ford's editorial in the February 14 Insight.

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  • Evaluating Your Career

    Mar 12, 2013

    Have you ever rented a car? If you have, you probably filled the gas tank before you returned it, but you likely didn't wash the car. We usually take care of the things we own, and the things we don't own differently.

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  • JCEA Members Take the Lead at the Capitol

    Mar 12, 2013

    JCEA members joined other CEA members from across the state to talk to legislators about the importance of sustainable school funding.

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  • JCEA and CEA to offer SB 191 training

    Mar 12, 2013

    Back by popular demand, CEA’s Teaching and Learning expert Linda Barker will be facilitating another training on SB 191 and teacher evaluation. The training will be held at the JCEA office, 1447 Nelson Street in Lakewood, on Thursday, April 11 from 4:30 to 6:30.

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  • Thanks for TELLing

    Mar 11, 2013

    Jeffco teachers participated in the 2013 TELL Colorado Survey in record numbers, 4,064 or 70.67 percent of licensed staff took the survey. Statewide 33,200 took the survey and hit the statewide participation mark of 54.6 percent. Your fellow educators, your students, and their families will thank you when you get the survey results and begin using them in your schools and classrooms to improve teaching and learning conditions.

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  • West Chamber accepting applications for YLJC

    Mar 10, 2013

    If you know a high school student that is highly motivated and has leadership potential, please inform them about the West Chamber Foundation’s Young Leadership Program. Applications are currently being accepted for the 2013-2014 Youth Leadership Jefferson County (YLJC) class.

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  • Are you prepared for common core? Ed News reports that many teachers aren't

    Mar 04, 2013

    Even as the Common Core State Standards are being put into practice across most of the country, nearly half of teachers feel unprepared to teach them, especially to disadvantaged students, according to a new survey.

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  • Serving Kids seeking funds to help students in need

    Feb 27, 2013

    Sometimes, a student's biggest challenge isn't academic, but is instead about basic needs like clothes.

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  • Make Your Voice Heard about Violence in Schools

    Feb 25, 2013

    Whether you are for or against gun control, recent mass shootings in public schools have launched a national debate on school violence and safety. Legislatures across the country are considering new laws without asking educators our opinions on what action is necessary to create truly safe schools.

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  • Leadership Opportunities at Strat Comp Schools

    Feb 21, 2013

    Consider becoming a master teacher or peer evaluator. Learn more about these leadership opportunities and upcoming information sessions.

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  • 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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