Association News

  • Chalkbeat Colorado: Jeffco board takes half-step in leader search

    Apr 08, 2014

    The Jeffco Public Schools Board of Education gave a nod during a Thursday evening work session to a tentative profile for its next superintendent and a promotional flyer a search firm will use for recruitment.

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  • Chalkbeat Colorado: Amid tension, Jeffco parents, teachers outline priorities for superintendent search

    Mar 25, 2014

    Wanted: Proven leader for large suburban school district. Five years of classroom experience a must. Exceptional communication skills, working knowledge of how to manage a multi-million dollar budget and previous experience negotiating contracts with labor organizations imperative. Should be detailed-orientated, student-driven, able to understand large amounts of data. Advanced degrees in education preferable. Must be able to mend fences. That’s the description of the kind of superintendent Jefferson County teachers, parents, and students painted Wednesday night when they met with the superintendent search firm, Ray and Associates, Inc.

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  • Chalkbeat Colorado: For educators who wear many hats, which hat to evaluate?

    Mar 25, 2014

    When Kendra Ewing, superintendent of Agate School District, had to submit a list of her official titles to her local school board, the tally ran to 18 items. “Principal. Special education teacher,” the list reads. “Pitch-in janitor.” Ewing is one of 35 superintendents in the state who also serve as their district’s principal, often along with many other roles.

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  • Chalkbeat Colorado: Lawmakers leave big decisions for last

    Mar 17, 2014

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  • Education Week: NEA Pushes Legislation to Reduce Testing

    Mar 17, 2014

    The federal footprint on standardized testing would shrink dramatically under a bill set to be introduced by Reps. Chris Gibson, R-N.Y, and Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., that has major backing from the National Education Association, the largest teachers union.

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  • Enrollment in teacher prep programs declines

    Mar 17, 2014

    Fewer people are enrolling in programs to become teachers in Colorado, according to the latest report by the Colorado Department of Higher Education.

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  • Chalkbeat Colorado: "Physical education is key"

    Mar 17, 2014

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  • 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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