Association News

  • An Amazing Opportunity

    Mar 17, 2014

    The NEA’s annual convention called the Representative Assembly will be held in Denver for the first time in 40 years. CEA members will join together to form a host committee to welcome over 9,000 NEA members from every state in the country… awesome comes to mind and so does inspiring! Grab a friend and come help!

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  • CEA-UCD to Show Go Public: A Day in the Life of an American School District

    Jan 07, 2014

    On January 23rd at 7:30pm CEA-UCD is showing the Go Public documentary at the Cherry Creek Theater. Below you'll find a link to the Go Public website where you can watch the trailer and learn about the project.

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  • Great Ed Colorado would like your input on Amendment 66

    Dec 18, 2013

    As an organization that believes Colorado has to do a better job of investing in our young people, Great Ed has a keen interest in better understanding voters’ decision to vote for or against – or not voting at all – on Amendment 66.

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  • From the Denver Post: JeffCo school board decision draws questions about transparency

    Dec 18, 2013

    The Jefferson County school board's new majority may have skirted a law that requires them to conduct business openly by hiring an attorney without a public interview process, according to an open-government expert.

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  • Opinion Article on the New School Board

    Dec 17, 2013

    Just a few weeks after being sworn in, the new conservative majority on the Jefferson County school board has already caused a stir, and not in a good way.

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  • Educating Hector

    Dec 11, 2013

    Check out Craig Gassen's monthly editorial comic.

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  • Jeffco Tech Share Fair

    Dec 11, 2013

    The Jeffco Tech Share Fair will be held on January 25 at Arvada West HS

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  • CASA Seeking Volunteers

    Dec 11, 2013

    Court Appointed Special Advocates of Jefferson and Gilpin Counties (CASA Jeffco/Gilpin) is steadily growing but there continues to be a strong need for dedicated community members to become a voice for abused or neglected children in court. CASA Jeffco/Gilpin needs your help and support to ensure that every child in our community has a safe, permanent home. You can be the difference by becoming a CASA volunteer.

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  • A Message from EAP

    Dec 11, 2013

    Today's world offers countless opportunities for worry. We can be worried about health issues, our children, job security, family, and a whole host of other concerns. The simple definition of worry is a state of anxiety and uncertainty over actual or potential problems, or thinking about the unknown in a way that creates fear. Worrying is a natural response to many life circumstances. Unfortunately, constant worrying can negatively impact your health as well as your quality of life.

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  • I Miss the Days

    Dec 11, 2013

    Keeping pace with the ever changing and expanding demands of teaching probably keeps me young, it most certainly keeps me busy and sometimes I’ll admit it just plain makes me cranky. I find myself pining for simpler days.

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  • Excellence Fund Donation Made

    Dec 11, 2013

    JCEA Excellence Fund scholarship fund’s purpose is: To promote the teaching profession by providing academic scholarships to prospective teachers and opportunities for professional development and training for JCEA members.

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  • More and Better Learning Conference

    Dec 11, 2013

    On December 14 from 8:00 am to noon, the Southwest Teacher Union Reform Network (SW TURN) will have a workshop on more and better learning time (formerly known as extended learning time).

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  • Take the lead in your association – Many leadership opportunities available

    Dec 11, 2013

    Each year, there are numerous opportunities for members to participate in the democratic process of our organization. We encourage members to participate at a higher level and help shape the future direction of the organization

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  • Steps and Levels and the New School Board

    Dec 11, 2013

    Last week JCEA staff and leaders fanned out across the District to listen and talk to teachers. We had planned the “building blitz” before the election to recruit new members and talk to current members, but after the election it seemed even more important.

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  • New BOE Describes Its Vision

    Nov 23, 2013

    On November 21 Jeffco's new school board members were sworn in. They said their priorities are to increase choice for parents, move to a pay for performance system for teachers, and reduce fees to families

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  • Educating Hector

    Nov 12, 2013

    Check out Craig Gassen's monthly editorial cartoon.

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  • Work Disagreements Don't Have to be Stressful

    Nov 12, 2013

    No matter how terrific your boss and coworkers, there are going to be times when you will have disagreements or differences of opinion. This can be an awkward situation and can be very stressful. Since you know workplace disagreements will happen, it can help to have a logical process that will get you through such situations without feeling stressed, but rather feeling good about how you conducted yourself.

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  • Click & Save This Holiday Season

    Nov 12, 2013

    So don’t be caught off-guard this holiday season. Be proactive and start shopping the smart way. Visit NEA Click & Save and let the money saving begin!

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  • A Letter to Our New School Board Members

    Nov 12, 2013

    First of all, welcome. Congratulations on winning your seats on the school board by a decisive margin. While I didn’t vote for you, it’s clear the majority of this district is excited to see what reforms you will bring to Jefferson County.

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  • New Opportunities

    Nov 12, 2013

    With the election behind us, we must take a deep breath and take stock of where we are. It is important to stop and celebrate where we can; learn from the areas we fell short and to come away stronger as an association. So with that in mind, I want to say thank you so much to everyone who took the time to walk, call, write a postcard, attend a fundraiser, speak to your friends, and especially to vote for our recommended candidates and for Amendment 66. Now more than ever, we have to take the time to support and appreciate each other, because things are going to be challenging as we move forward.

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