Volume 2 Issue 2

Ask a Jeffco Educator

Ask a Jeffco Educator

Recently, John Musciano, retired Jeffco Public Schools coach, teacher, and high school principal shared his
perspective on education for the benefit of our readers.

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Update on Negotiations

Update on Negotiations

On Monday, April 7, the Jefferson County Education Association (JCEA) declared an impasse in negotiations, which moves negotiations behind closed doors.

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Ken Witt Shares His Views

Ken Witt Shares His Views

As president of the Jeffco Public Schools Board of Education, I receive many letters asking about this board's vision and priorities. I’d like to take this opportunity to comment on the most common topics.  

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What is the Impact of Music Education on Academic Achievement?

What is the Impact of Music Education on Academic Achievement?

by Karen Fitzpatrick, MA

We all place a high value on the academic success of students—measuring student learning is clearly important. However, the true measure of education lies beyond what’s measured by a standardized test score. How does music education impact academic achievement?  

 

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Colorado's Public Pensions and Our Schools:

COLORADO'S PUBLIC PENSIONS AND OUR SCHOOLS:

How an Unstable Retirement System Threatens K-12 Education

by Josh Sharf, Director, PERA Project

Is your child being denied access to resources that could be used to improve their public school education? Are resources that could be used to recruit and retain highly qualified teachers instead being used to shore
up the state retirement system?

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