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Thornton Primrose Schools Promote Early Literacy with National Open House Event

Primrose School of Thornton and their families join Scholastic Inc. and Reach Out and Read for reading and family fun (Details below)
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27J third-grade reading TCAP results remain above state average

BRIGHTON – The number of School District 27J third-graders reading at a proficient or advanced level remained above the state average and tops among metro-area Adams County school districts, according to unofficial data released by the Colorado Department of Education this week....
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Major Colorado education organizations unify in support of Colorado School Finance Act for the future

DENVER – The Colorado Education Association, Colorado Association of School Executives, and Colorado Association of School Boards are each taking a support position on Senate Bill 213, this year's extensive re-write of Colorado’s Public School Finance Act of 1994. ...
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27J Calendar of Events -- Week of April 15

Science Day/Night at Northeast Northeast Elementary, 1605 Longs Peak St., Brighton, will celebrate science the afternoon and evening of Thursday, April 18, with a variety of activities. Littleton-based Science Matters will hold a pair of assemblies during the afternoon where students will get the opportunity to take part in interactive science demonstrations. Assemblies will be at 1:30 p.m. for kindergarten through third-grade students and 2:30 p.m. for fourth through sixth-grade students. Northeast will host its Science Night from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday evening. Student science projects will fill the school’s hallways. Award winners will be announced and Science Matters will be on hand for more hands-on demonstrations. It will be a lot of fun....
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Education Week leader award to honor CEA President, JeffCo Superintendent

DENVER – 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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Thornton High School invites the community to their First International Multicultural Festival

If you enjoy diversity and feel curious about other country’s cultures, food, habits and lives, then you have a date this Saturday April 27th, 2013 at Thornton High School (THS). The first International Multicultural Festival will take place as an initiative from students and parents, in a culturally rich and diverse school. Participants from a wide array of backgrounds and disciplines will be showing their talents, food, dress, and skills. You can learn how henna tattoos are applied, as you can also see dances from Asia, Native American, Hip Hop and Irish dance. Not to mention delicious food samples from different parts of the world. That is the beauty of diversity!...
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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Englewood High School received a $1,000 grant for its boys and girls swim teams from the California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant initiative.

Garrett Gatlin, California Casualty’s field marketing manager for southern Colorado, presented the check to the school and its swim team coach, Elizabeth Sedalnick, April 4. Sedalnick, a math teacher and member of the Englewood Educators Association, said she applied after seeing an athletic grant advertisement in the Colorado Education Association’s Journal magazine....
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CEA weighs in on school finance bill with Capitol testimony

Executive Director Tony Salazar tells lawmakers the bill invests in critical areas of need, but has to help students in every district ...
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State Board denies Mapleton accreditation rating appeal

The state board of education voted to deny Mapleton Public Schools’ appeal of its 2012 district accreditation rating. Mapleton was requesting that the board approve an Accredited with Improvement rating. State board rules allow districts to appeal accreditation ratings to the board for review. Following arguments from the district and CDE staff, the state board of education confirmed the district accreditation rating of Accredited with Priority Improvement, the second lowest rating in Colorado’s five-level accountability system. The district will enter the second year of Priority Improvement/Turnaround status on July 1, 2013...
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Lobato plaintiffs to hold press conference after oral arguments at Colorado Supreme Court

DENVER – Taylor Lobato, the Center High School graduate who is a named plaintiff in the lawsuit challenging the adequacy of public education funding in Colorado, will speak to the media Thursday, March 7, at 11:00 a.m., at the Colorado Supreme Court following the presentation of oral arguments by the parties in Lobato v. State of Colorado. Ms. Lobato will be joined by Kathy Gebhardt and Terry Miller, two of the lead attorneys for the plaintiffs....
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