Association News

  • Colorado Commits to Kids aims to gather the required number of signatures

    Aug 21, 2013

    9 News reports on the support and opposition of the possible ballot initiative this fall.

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  • Colorado Commits to Kids!

    Aug 09, 2013

    JCEA members spent countless hours over their summer break working to ensure that a $950 million dollar public school funding initiative makes it onto the ballot this November. 86,000 valid signatures are required, but on August 5 Colorado Commits to Kids delivered more than 160,000 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office. State elections officials then have 30 days to verify the validity of the signatures and to decide whether we will see this issue placed on the ballot this fall.

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  • CEA Press Release regarding the Lobato Decision

    May 28, 2013

    CEA President Kerrie Dallman says educators across the state are “incredibly disappointed” in the outcome of the Lobato lawsuit appeal, but they remain highly committed to making sure Colorado voters see the need to increase investment in public education and will vote to fund the provisions of the Future School Finance Act (Senate Bill 213) in November.

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  • Taking the lead to get real results for students pays off in the 2013 legislative session!

    May 23, 2013

    JCEA members’ hard work during Election 2012 made a huge and impactful difference for their students, their schools and their profession. In addition to passing the Jeffco mill/bond, saving hundreds of jobs and protecting student programs, members also restored a pro-public education majority to the state house and maintained a majority in the state senate.

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  • Facing History and Ourselves

    May 22, 2013

    As I complete the hurried race that is also known as the end of a school year, I usually have a moment where everything stops and I marvel at the speed at which another year has passed. My mind is filled with a recollection of the first few days, holidays, essays, conversations in class, more essays, hallway banter, and-need I say-more essays. Sentimentally, I reflect on what an honor it is to watch my sophomores mature into seniors and I wish them well and hug many of them goodbye.

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  • Preparing Students for Success

    May 22, 2013

    I’m sure we are all looking forward to the end of this school year. Whether you are planning to work over the summer, go to school, or recharge your physical and emotional batteries, the change of pace the summer represents is much needed.

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  • NEA Hispanic Issues Conference

    May 22, 2013

    Colorado was proud to host the 2013 NEA Hispanic Caucus Issues Conference— Las Alturas a Nuestro Alcance: Nuestra Esperanza y Nuestro Destino; Reaching for the Heights: Our Hope and Our Destiny.

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  • The Ball is in Our Court

    May 13, 2013

    Sometimes it seems like change is spinning education so quickly that we are in constant motion trying to catch our breath. Other times it seems like change cannot happen fast enough to meet our needs. Though we have gotten 1% of our salary restoration this year, and an additional 2% next year, we cannot make restoration happen fast enough for families of educators in our district. Though we want everything back today, the economy and the school funding formula in Colorado continues to hold us back.

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  • Healthy Aging: Keeping mentally fit as we age

    May 13, 2013

    Read the monthly message from EAP.

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  • NEA’s VIVA Campaign selects 2 JCEA members

    May 13, 2013

    The VIVA (Voices Ideas Vision Action) Idea Exchange is one way NEA has lifted up members’ voices and recommendations on the critical issue of school safety. Over the past 3 months, hundreds of members participated in this online pilot project, sharing ideas and having conversations with each other. From there, VIVA selected 11 educators to join the writing of the detailed report “Sensible Solutions for Safe Schools.” (pdf). Two of the eleven educators were JCEA members, Dean Raizman from Kendrick Lakes Elementary and Nancy Hahn from Everitt Middle School. Below are their reflections on their experience.

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  • Reflections on CEA Lobby Day

    May 13, 2013

    It was my first time. I was nervous. I didn’t really know what I would say, what I would do, or how it would feel. Who am I to demand face time with state representatives and senators? I am just a public school teacher from somewhere in the suburbs. But I am also the boss.

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  • Together we can make a difference - my experience at Delegate Assembly

    May 13, 2013

    Andrea Pless, teacher at Everitt Middle School reflects on her experience at CEA's Delegate Assembly.

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  • NEA's EdFlight Campaign

    Apr 30, 2013

    The sequester caused flight delays and Congress fixed that within a week. The sequester slashed $3 billion from education, hurting 7.4 million students, and Congress goes on recess?

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  • Helpful Benefit Tips

    Apr 23, 2013

    Please review the April 15 SuperNews, for information on how the district is changing the way it helps fund your benefits. This change is one of many the district is making to comply with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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  • JCEA to be awarded Wayne Carle Diversity Award

    Apr 23, 2013

    This year, JCEA has been chosen to be a recipient of the Wayne Carle Diversity Award. We are honored to accept this award on behalf of all of our members. Thank you for your work in promoting the respect of differences. After all, everyone deserves the same opportunities to succeed.

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  • Peer Evaluation Expansion

    Apr 23, 2013

    Peer evaluation is a new concept for unions, but if we are integrally involved with the development and monitoring of the program, it has great potential for improving the evaluation process, and instructional practices.

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  • Columbine survivor: No child should worry about gunmen

    Apr 19, 2013

    Learn from my experience -- do not wait until you experience violence first hand to realize that we need to take action. We need to take action now.

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  • Superintendent Cindy Stevenson and CEA President Kerrie Dallman to be honored as "Leaders to Learn From"

    Apr 18, 2013

    Education Week will honor Colorado Education Association President Kerrie Dallman and Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Cynthia Stevenson as “Leaders to Learn From” during a recognition ceremony, Thursday, April 18, in Washington D.C. at 8:30 a.m. (6:30 a.m. in Colorado).

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  • Snow Day Make-Up

    Apr 17, 2013

    This article provides clarification on the snow day make-up.

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  • STEP IT UP FOR JCEA BLUE DAY!

    Apr 12, 2013

    To continue the momentum from this successful Board of Education meeting, we have declared Thursday, April 18th BLUE DAY! The summit will be taking place on April 19 & 21, and this is our last chance to show solidarity for our bargaining team before the outcome. Please wear blue to school and encourage others in your building to do so as well. Together, we can make a difference. For ourselves and for our kids. Help us in taking the lead to get real results for students.

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