Association News

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Watch JCEA Members in Amendment 66 Television Ads

    Oct 02, 2013

    Educators and political junkies who’ve been wondering where the Amendment 66 campaign has been now need to look no farther than their TVs – the first ads boosting the amendment aired Tuesday.

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  • Professional Development Webinars Available

    Sep 25, 2013

    The Office of Literacy is pleased to announce the release of the first two webinars in a series of professional development opportunities for teachers related to implementing the Colorado READ Act.

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  • Educating Hector

    Sep 11, 2013

    Check out JCEA member Craig Gassen's monthly editorial cartoon.

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  • Welcome Back Educators- A Message From EAP

    Sep 11, 2013

    Welcome back to the new school year! The beginning of school each year brings challenges and changes for most Jeffco Public Schools employees. This is an incredibly busy time, with meetings to attend, decisions to make, and deadlines for new projects. You may be welcoming new students and staff. You may be working at a new site, teaching new courses, or working in a different classroom.

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  • Peer Evaluation Program Grows!

    Sep 11, 2013

    Working through our Teacher Effectiveness Department, Jeffco’s Peer Evaluation program has grown to include seven new schools for the 2013-14 school year.

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  • Successful First Session for Educator Effectiveness Academy

    Sep 11, 2013

    On September 9, nearly 40 Jeffco educators attended the Educator Effectiveness Academy’s (EEA) first session of the year to learn more how to survive and thrive in the new evaluation system.

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  • I’ve Gone to the Dogs

    Sep 11, 2013

    I’m not going to take this where you might think – puppy training is not all that analogous to teaching - however, I will admit my experiences have given me cause to ruminate about learning in general. Learning is sloppy and certainly not as predicable or as linear as the writers of textbooks seem to think.

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  • Salary Redesign Task Force

    Sep 11, 2013

    Come hear the presentation on September 19. The school board meeting begins at 6:00 PM in the 5th flood Board Room (1829 Denver West Drive #27, Golden, Colorado 80401).

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  • Ed News Colorado reports on school board candidate forum from Monday evening

    Sep 10, 2013

    Teacher quality and the coming wave of new standards, tests and regulations were on the minds of Jefferson County school board candidates Monday night, as candidates promised to engage constituents and monitor the implementation of new reforms with an eye on improving student achievement.

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  • Amendment 66 Officially Announced to be on November Ballot

    Sep 06, 2013

    It's official: The proposed school finance restructuring known as Initiative 22 will appear on the November ballot, now under the title Amendment 66.

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  • Jeffco School Board Race Under Way

    Sep 06, 2013

    Nine candidate public forums will be held beginning Monday, Sept. 9, at 6:30 p.m. at Lakewood’s Green Mountain High School.

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  • A letter to teachers from the mother of a victim from Sandy Hook

    Sep 06, 2013

    "When you Google “hero,” there should be a picture of a principal, a school lunch worker, a custodian, a reading specialist, a teacher, or a bus monitor. Real heroes don’t wear capes. They work in America’s schools."

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  • Together We Can Help Students Thrive

    Sep 06, 2013

    As a NEA member, when you post your request for up to $500 for classroom materials on DonorsChoose.org, the NEA Foundation will match the public donations you receive. For every dollar given, we'll give one, too!

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  • JCEA Members Commit to Kids

    Sep 06, 2013

    Amendment 66 makes it on the ballot. JCEA members played an important role in collecting signatures and now can sign up to volunteer to make sure this important funding initiative passes.

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  • JCEA Launches an Educator Effectiveness Academy

    Aug 30, 2013

    JCEA understands that in order to get real results for students our members need differentiated professional development opportunities so that they can provide quality teaching and a 21st Century Education so that students can compete in the global economy.

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  • Report finds investments like Amendment 66 best way to boost workforce and state's economy

    Aug 23, 2013

    Investing in education - the goal of Amendment 66 on November's ballot - is the surest way to boost Colorado's economy, according to the findings of a nationwide report released today.

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