Association News

  • 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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  • Welcome New Members

    Nov 12, 2013

    We welcome new members who are joining with their colleagues across the district and taking the lead to get real results for students.

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  • Dr. Cindy Stevenson to Retire June 30

    Nov 11, 2013

    Jeffco Schools Superintendent Cindy Stevenson told the school board Thursday night that she’s retiring effective at the end of the school year, next June 30.

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  • School Board Votes Unanimously Against InBloom

    Nov 11, 2013

    The Jeffco school board voted unanimously Thursday night to scrap plans to test and implement the inBloom system for storing student information.

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  • Ed News Report on the defeat of Amendment 66

    Nov 08, 2013

    Voter aversion to tax increases and mistrust of government doomed Amendment 66, supporters of the proposed tax increase said Tuesday night after the ballot measure went down to resounding defeat.

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  • VIVA Idea Exchange

    Nov 06, 2013

    Time in school is a hot topic among both educators and education policymakers: If your school or district isn't already talking about it, it won't be long before they do. For that reason, NEA is launching a new initiative to develop a national strategy to help our state and local associations respond to time in school issues.

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  • Moving Forward After the 2013 Election

    Nov 06, 2013

    While JCEA members worked hard to ensure that pro-public education candidates were elected to the three vacant school board seats in Jefferson County and to talk with Colorado voters to warrant a victory in the passage of Amendment 66, we fell short this election cycle.

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  • Corporate Money Entering Local School Board Races

    Nov 04, 2013

    Financial backers who want school districts to adopt the anti-union, pro-voucher and school- choice model set by Douglas County have fanned out to other parts of Colorado, donating to candidates who are promising similar results.

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  • Superintendent and CEA President Jointly Author an Article about Strategic Compensation

    Oct 29, 2013

    Six years ago we began a unique partnership. We knew major changes were coming to public education in Colorado and across the nation. And we wanted Jeffco educators to be in the driver’s seat, shaping those changes to our profession.

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  • EdNews Colorado's guide to Election 2013

    Oct 22, 2013

    Here’s a quick review from EdNews Colorado at how Election 2013 shapes up for education

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  • Teacher Licensure - Online Conversation

    Oct 16, 2013

    When the Colorado General Assembly convenes in January, it will consider legislation governing teacher licensure. The Colorado Education Association strongly believes the experience and insights of our teachers are critical to shaping any changes to Colorado’s licensing system.

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  • Monthly Tip from EAP

    Oct 09, 2013

    Learn about strategies for coping with workplace change in this month's tip from EAP.

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  • Congratulations to JCEA Leaders

    Oct 09, 2013

    We would like to give special recognition to two JCEA leaders this month.

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  • Educating Hector

    Oct 09, 2013

    Check out Craig Gassen's monthly editorial cartoon.

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