Association News

  • 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.

    Full story

  • 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.

    Full story

  • 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.

    Full story

  • 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.

    Full story

  • 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.

    Full story

  • 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.

    Full story

  • 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.

    Full story

  • 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

    Full story

  • 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.

    Full story

  • Monthly Tip from EAP

    Oct 09, 2013

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

    Full story

  • Congratulations to JCEA Leaders

    Oct 09, 2013

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

    Full story

  • Educating Hector

    Oct 09, 2013

    Check out Craig Gassen's monthly editorial cartoon.

    Full story

  • Snapshots

    Oct 09, 2013

    The digital age has changed the nature of snapshots, I think. And I’m just talking about your average documentation of life; the proliferation of naughty shots is a subject for a whole different kind of column.

    Full story

  • More details on 50% student growth and Evaluation

    Oct 09, 2013

    Learn some more details about 50% growth and evaluation.

    Full story

  • K-8 Early Release Days

    Oct 09, 2013

    At bargaining last year, the District wanted to reduce the number of early release days due to parent concerns. We agreed, so long as the remaining days were “teacher directed.”

    Full story

  • Flood Relief through CEA

    Oct 09, 2013

    Learn about flood relief available through the CEA Disaster Relief Fund and how you can contribute to support members who have been impacted.

    Full story

  • Welcome New Members

    Oct 09, 2013

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

    Full story

  • Dr. Stevenson discusses inBloom in the New York Times

    Oct 07, 2013

    When Cynthia Stevenson, the superintendent of Jefferson County, Colo., public schools, heard about a data repository called inBloom, she thought it sounded like a technological fix for one of her bigger headaches. Over the years, the Jeffco school system, as it is known, which lies west of Denver, had invested in a couple of dozen student data systems, many of which were incompatible.

    Full story

  • Coloradans for Real Ed Reform file lawsuit against Amendment 66

    Oct 04, 2013

    Opponents of Amendment 66, the proposed $950 million P-12 tax increase, Wednesday filed a lawsuit in Denver District Court, challenging some of the petition signatures that got the proposal on the Nov. 5 ballot.

    Full story

  • How will the Government Shutdown Effect Education?

    Oct 02, 2013

    So it's happened: Congress was unable to reach agreement on temporary spending plan to keep the government open—and the U.S. Department of Education and other government agencies are on partial shutdown. It's the first time this has happened since the Clinton administration, back in 1995 and 1996.

    Full story