Steamboat Springs Middle School Teacher “Instrumental” in JA Growth

January 23, 2019 3:30 pm

For some, teaching for 22 years would lead to a routine. However, for personal finance teacher Marco Cuevas, it is a continuous mission to find more innovative and engaging ways for students to learn in the classroom. In fact, Junior Achievement (JA) middle school programs were established in Steamboat Springs largely because of Cuevas’s curiosity… Read More

Retired teacher lends experience to JA volunteering

November 7, 2016 4:01 pm

From finance directors and accountants, to CEOs, engineers and IT professionals, Junior Achievement (JA) volunteers come from all types of professions and share a wide range of skills, experiences and perspectives. For retired teacher Susan Zapata, that experience includes 30 years of teaching K-6th grade students in Des Plaines, IL, and nearly 10 years of… Read More

Bill signing

It’s a reality: SB56 was signed into law

June 1, 2015 3:23 pm

The Colorado legislative session adjourned on May 6, 2015. The 70th General Assembly considered an unprecedented number of education-related bills. At the center of debate were bills related to the amount of statewide testing for Kindergarten through 12th grade students. Constituents, including many educators from around the state, voiced their concerns about the amount of… Read More

Free Programs: How it’s possible

February 27, 2015 5:13 pm

How many times have you heard the phrase “There’s no such thing as a free lunch”? We are taught from an early age to be skeptical of things that seem too good to be true. So it’s not surprising that we are often asked how it is possible for JA to deliver its 24 kindergarten… Read More