In a recently published article in Education Week, Marc Tucker (CEO of the National Center on Education & the Economy) wrote, “Little wonder the teachers are striking. The only question is why it took them so long.” Here in Jeffco, and across Colorado (and the nation), educators and other staff members working in schools are […]Read More Why Teachers are Walking Out
Springtime for schools also means budget season. In this post, we’ll take a look at the budget process for the next school year and how that’s shaping up. Jeffco Public Schools is currently in the middle of our budgeting process for the next school year. School budgeting in Colorado is iterative – a process of […]Read More Looking to 2018-19: Jeffco’s Budget
In the wake of yet another horrific school shooting, the public debate re-opens about what we might do to prevent such tragedies in the future. Some responses are predictable. From one side, we get calls for greater gun regulation – limiting who has access to what kinds of firearms and placing limitations on the second […]Read More A Solution for America’s School Shooting Crisis
In my conversations around Jeffco, I have heard a lot of questions about the transition of 6th graders to middle schools. Specifically, the questions have focused on why Jeffco decided to make this shift, what the total cost of the shift will be, and how our students with special needs will be supported in the […]Read More On the Issues – Movin’ On Up! Jeffco 6th Graders head to Middle School!
During my first 100+ days, I have been speaking with many stakeholders in our community. In this new communication, On the Issues, I’ll be working to address questions asked and issues raised during these visits, directly and in a responsive manner. In this first edition, I’ll be talking about Jeffco Public Schools’ budget. Is Jeffco’s […]Read More On the Issues: If I Had a Billion Dollars, and Marijuana Money Saved the Day …