• Hooked on the symphony

    BRIGHTON — “Thank you for playing that beautiful music.  It has opened my eyes to a new style of music,” wrote Paul Montoya after experiencing the Colorado Symphony Orchestra’s educational program, “The Planets and the Sea” conducted by associate conductor Scott O’ Neil. 

  • Larger school districts less likely to meet AYP

    FORT LUPTON — It’s usually the big school districts that bring home the tallest team trophies.  But when it comes to the percentage of students making adequate yearly progress in reading and math, the smallest districts in the state, those with 373 students or less, finished first.

        The students in only 78 districts, less than half of Colorado’s 183 school districts, made AYP this year.  Not one of the 50 districts with more than 2,000 students made the cut, but 36 of the smallest 50 districts did.

  • 27J taking election defeats in stride

    BRIGHTON — For School District 27J, the failure of a pair of ballot issues Nov. 4 was a disappointment, but one that they can live with, at least for the moment.

    The first failed ballot issue, 3A, was a school construction bond to be accomplished without a tax increase. Under that initiative, 27J intended to borrow the money needed to build the schools, holding tax rates steady while financing future construction.