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Students host rally, raise money for poor children of Haiti

Nov 26, 2014

A recent rally and march hosted by a group of high school students to...

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Divine Redeemer Junior Booster Club gets kudos

Nov 24, 2014

Mayor Steve Bach is presenting the Spirit of the Springs Award to...

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How to get Santa to reply to your kid's letter, with a North Pole postmark

Nov 24, 2014

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. The Postal Service can help...

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It's time to put those butts out

Nov 19, 2014

Thursday is the 39th annual Great American Smokeout and some local high...

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Local high school ranks No. 1 in Newsweek and will get mayoral recognition

Nov 19, 2014

Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach will present the Spirit of the...

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America's Top Teens searching for talent

Nov 12, 2014

A proposed television series, “America’s Top Teens,” is looking for...

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Host families sought for foreign exchange students

Nov 3, 2014

World Heritage Student Exchange Programs, a nonprofit organization...

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Community college transfer students should apply for four-year schools now

Oct 31, 2014

Students who plan to transfer from a community college to a four-year...

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Colorado College Food Rescue makes the big time

Oct 31, 2014

The Colorado College Food Rescue program has made the big time. After...

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Local graduate makes Broadway debut

Oct 25, 2014

Matthew McMahan, a 2005 Woodland Park High School graduate, is...

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Latest survey on LGBT students show schools remain hostile environments

Oct 24, 2014

The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network released on Friday...

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Colorado Superintendent of the Year was once a local principal

Oct 24, 2014

The 2015 Colorado Superintendent of the Year was once the principal at...

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Colorado Springs School District 11 board may oppose open negotiations ballot measure

Oct 22, 2014

The only collective bargaining teachers’ union in the Pikes Peak region...

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High school kids take traffic safety challenge

Oct 16, 2014

Drive Smart Colorado launched its 26th annual High School Traffic...

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Local student featured in Arts and Activities magazine

Oct 15, 2014

Doherty High School student Elliott Chambers is featured as the Young...

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Take the math geek challenge and win a gift card

Oct 14, 2014

Good at math? You could win a gift card for correctly solving this...

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A few more weeks are left for students to enter the Radon Poster Contest

Oct 10, 2014

Colorado students have until Oct. 31 to enter this year's national...

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Efforts launched to help students apply to college, complete degrees

Oct 8, 2014

To increase the number of degrees obtained in Colorado, throughout the...

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Local school district receives grant from DoD to advance STEM education

Oct 1, 2014

The Department of Defense Education Activity Educational Partnership...

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Colorado Springs school superintendent to receive 'Spirit of Springs' award Tuesday

Sep 22, 2014

Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach will present the Spirit of the...

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Local middle school student a finalist in national STEM competition

Sep 22, 2014

A Colorado Springs middle school student at The Classical Academy, Liam...

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Colorado Springs School District 11 sponsors orientation to college admission process event

Sep 22, 2014

Colorado Springs School District 11 will sponsor an orientation to the...

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Liberty High's Wind Ensemble chosen to perform at national band festival

Sep 22, 2014

The Liberty High School Wind Ensemble band has been invited to perform...

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Local school superintendent selected for national board

Sep 9, 2014

Andre Spencer, superintendent of Harrison School District 2 has been...

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Children, adults can 'Explore Mars' on Saturday at Space Foundation Center

Sep 5, 2014

The Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs, 4425...

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Local middle school awarded for having a strong PTA-staff relationship

Sep 5, 2014

Jenkins Middle School in Colorado Springs School District 11 has been...

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Colorado Springs company honored for its support of STEM education

Sep 4, 2014

A Colorado Springs-based defense contractor is one of seven companies...

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CollegeAmerica launches new scholarship program

Aug 16, 2014

CollegeAmerica has started a new scholarship program for prospective...

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Teacher For America-Colorado gets a new deputy executive director

Aug 1, 2014

Teach For America−Colorado has named Kelley Pomis as deputy executive...

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Ranch Creek Elementary student wins first place in H20-Eco Challenge

Jul 2, 2014

Alyssa Murphy, who in the fall will be in the fifth grade at Ranch...

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Harrison School District 2 gets grants for security updates

Jul 7, 2014

Three schools in Harrison School District 2 recently received grants to...

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Mini law school teaches basics of legal system

Jul 7, 2014

Anyone who’s ever wondered what it would be like to go to law school...

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PPCC hires new director of grants

Jul 9, 2014

Tammye Pirie has been hired is as the director of grants for Pikes Peak...

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Former Harrison Supt. Miles offers Dallas schools for immigrant kids at border

Jul 10, 2014

Mikes Miles, former Harrison School District 2 superintendent, w ho...

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Wounded Warrior scholarships available from CTU

Jul 16, 2014

Colorado Technical University is offering  up to 50 scholarships...

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Women’s Resource Agency takes part in CrowdRise fundraiser to help at-risk teen girls

Jul 18, 2014

The Women’s Resource Agency in Colorado Springs is the only Colorado...

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PPCC hires a new dean and a new vice president

Jul 22, 2014

Pikes Peak Community College has hired two new administrators, but both...

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Skyview Middle School nutrition manager wins national recognition

Jul 29, 2014

Jeanne Hornberger, nutrition manager at Skyview Middle School in Falcon...

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Former superintendent wins prestigious award

Jul 29, 2014

Maggie Lopez, former superintendent of Pueblo City Schools, was...

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Falcon D-49 launches new brand, logo

Jul 29, 2014

Falcon School District 49  has launched a new branding campaign...

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Study: Most college presidents don’t want guns on campus

Jun 25, 2014

An overwhelming majority of college and university presidents want to...

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No more fumbling: Kindergartners can quickly grasp the art of shoe tying

Jun 25, 2014

The popularity of Velcro shoes and parents’ lack of time have resulted...

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CC's Summer Music Festival director to receive award

Jun 20, 2014

Mayor Steve Bach will present the Spirit of the Springs Award to Susan...

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Teachers invited to apply for classroom grants for aquaponic gardening systems

Jun 18, 2014

A new grant program from The Aquaponic Source, a Longmont-based store,...

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CU-Boulder study shows stunting effects of helicopter parenting

Jun 18, 2014

Children who spend more time in less structured activities — from...

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Annual Peace Camp teaches kids various aspects of peace making

Jun 18, 2014

An annual alternative week-long day camp, Peace Camp, will be held July...

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Calhan resident to return to Antarctica to study climate science

Jun 17, 2014

A Calhan resident studying at Montana State University in Bozeman, Mont....

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Who's that in the school yearbook? It's Taxi, the service dog

Jun 12, 2014

Along with photos of Madeline, Bailey, Hayden, Gabriella and other...

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UCCS student wins first ANB Bank Dennis Nathan Scholarship

Jun 12, 2014

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs junior Ashley Renee Gardner...

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Local teacher wins spot in Honeywell's Green STEM Boot Camp

Jun 12, 2014

Local teacher David Eick is the only educator from Colorado to be...

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Local Head Start provider gets grant to support mental health services for preschoolers

Jun 12, 2014

Community Partnership for Child Development has been awarded a $120,000...

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Air Academy High School student donates 1,000 books to Harrison D-2 elementary school

Jun 12, 2014

Anne Zou, an incoming senior at Air Academy High School in Academy...

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Weekly coloring contest for kids kicks off

Jun 5, 2014

In conjunction with a “free movies on the big screen...

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Russell Middle School inducts six into Wall of Fame

May 30, 2014

Charles M. Russell Middle School recently held its Wall of Fame...

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Liberty earns 'model school' distinction for special needs program

May 30, 2014

The Colorado Department of Education has recognized the significant...

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Thomas MacLaren School graduation for eight seniors on Saturday

May 29, 2014

Thomas MacLaren School will celebrate commencement exercises for eight...

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Woodland Park Middle School gets new principal

May 20, 2014

Jeff Wallingford is the new Woodland Park Middle School principal....

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UCCS by the numbers

May 20, 2014

  The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs has 37,747 alumni....

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D-20 elementary students create video games and get feedback from the pros

May 20, 2014

Students at Pioneer Elementary School had expert help recently as five...

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UCCS engineering students build solar system courtyard at local middle school

May 13, 2014

A team of University of Colorado at Colorado Springs engineering...

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Coronado's assistant principal in line for top job

May 9, 2014

The second time around seems to be the charm for Coronado High...

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Thank a Colorado teacher this week online

May 7, 2014

Like your teachers? Let them know. The Colorado Department of Education...

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Space Day and Urban Advantage events at Museum of Nature & Science

May 7, 2014

  Denver Museum of Nature & Science is hosting a Space Day  and...

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Colorado Math Olympiad winners announced by UCCS

May 7, 2014

Winners of the  31st annual Colorado Math Olympiad held recently at the...

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Asian students aced ACT college readiness benchmarks

May 7, 2014

Asian high school grads beat all other  groups in meeting college...

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AFT urges use of social media to protest kidnapping of Nigerian school girls

May 7, 2014

The American Federation of Teachers is asking people to protest the...

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Academy D-20 selects teachers, staff, volunteers for annual awards

May 5, 2014

Academy School District 20 has presented its educator awards for this...

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UCCS team wins first place in Daniels Fund ethics competition

Apr 30, 2014

A team from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs won first...

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UCCS biophysicist receives New Inventor of the Year award

Apr 30, 2014

Janusz Hankiewicz, a research associate at the University of Colorado at...

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Mitchell High teacher wins National Geographic fellowship

Apr 30, 2014

Kathryn Zimmann from Mitchell High School has been selected as one of...

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Local teacher selected for 2014 PBS LearningMedia program

Apr 30, 2014

For his innovation and use of digital media in the classroom, Philip...

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Local student awarded scholarship worth up to $30,000

Apr 30, 2014

Jordan Burns, who is from Colorado Springs and attends the University of...

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Harrison School District 2 launches community survey

Apr 30, 2014

Harrison School District 2 has launched a community survey on...

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Colorado Springs School District 11 honors four teachers

Apr 30, 2014

Each year, the Crystal Apple Awards program, sponsored by El Paso...

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Colorado Springs School District 11 and collective bargaining teachers' union to resume negotiations Thursday

Apr 30, 2014

Union contract negotiations regarding compensation will resume Thursday...

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Student from Colorado Springs to present research on Capitol Hill this week

Apr 26, 2014

Jacelyn Peabody of Colorado Springs has been selected to present her...

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Scholarships available for early childhood teacher perparation

Apr 24, 2014

Want to teach young children? There is $400,000 in scholarships...

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Middle schoolers to graduate from city's Ticket-to-Success program on Thursday

Apr 23, 2014

Nearly 50 seventh and eighth graders from five local schools will...

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Monument Academy , Prairie Winds rev up for Odyssey of the Mind world competition

Apr 21, 2014

In the recent state finals in the Odyssey of the Mind Competition,...

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Challenger Middle School teacher wins PBS digital award

Apr 16, 2014

A local teacher is among 100 nationwide to win on-demand digital media...

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Panel to point way to student success

Apr 15, 2014

How do kids succeed? Colorado Springs School District 11 is  hosting a...

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Three UCCS students win new John Suthers Scholarship

Apr 14, 2014

Three University of Colorado at Colorado Springs students majoring in...

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Teacher wins grant to take World War I history on the road

Apr 14, 2014

Kurt Skinner, a history  teacher at Colorado Springs Christian School...

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State school board asks legislature to allow withdraw from PARCC

Apr 11, 2014

The  state Board of Education voted this week to ask the legislature to...

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Locally hosted foreign exchange student participating in a social media for social change tech camp

Apr 10, 2014

Yasser Adler Tamo De Lekelem, a foreign exchange student from Cameroon...

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LGBT students at several area high schools to observe Friday's 'Day of Silence' event

Apr 10, 2014

Students from Rampart, Pine Creek, Coronado, Palmer, Doherty, Sand Creek...

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Regional History Day Competition winners released

Apr 8, 2014

Colorado College hosted the 2014 Regional History Day Competition last...

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How do boys learn?

Apr 8, 2014

How do boys learn? Edmond Dixon, a human development expert and author...

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Colorado has three of the nation's top 30 most affordable and highest rated online colleges

Apr 8, 2014

Three universities and colleges in Colorado have made the top 30 list of...

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Palmer High graduate wins Goldwater scholarship

Apr 7, 2014

A Palmer High School graduate is one of three University of Colorado...

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Aurora student scores a hat trick in state Geographic Bee competition

Apr 7, 2014

No local students placed in the top 10 of this year’s Colorado...

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History will come alive during regional finals competition

Apr 4, 2014

Some 600 students from the area are expected to compete in the regional...

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School District 11 moves up to second best in nation in advancing digital technology

Apr 3, 2014

Colorado Springs School District 11 again has been named as one of the...

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Royal Caribbean now offers autism-friendly cruising for families

Apr 3, 2014

Royal Caribbean now offers services and activities on cruise ships to...

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10th annual summer institute for educators taking applications

Apr 1, 2014

Western State Colorado University in Gunnison will host the 10th Summer...

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D-11 student named 2014 Colorado Youth of the Year

Mar 31, 2014

The Boys’ and Girls’ Club has named Coronado High school student Ashley...

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Douglas County District voucher program goes to the state Supreme Court

Mar 28, 2014

  Colorado’s  Supreme Court will  hear arguments on the...

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12 area schools win $$ for healthy practices

Mar 28, 2014

  Twelve Pikes Peak area   schools  are among 42 that have been...

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Woodland Park School District recognized among best in nation for supporting music education

Mar 26, 2014

Woodland Park School District RE-2 was one of two Colorado school...

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Academy School District 20 recognized for financial accountability

Mar 25, 2014

Academy School District 20 has received the Certificate of Excellence...

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Carol McGraw writes about education for The Gazette with Debbie Kelley. The coverage includes lifelong learning, state and national education issues, 17 school districts in the Pikes Peak Region, pre-K through 12, plus higher education including Colorado College, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak Community College and for-profit schools. Carol has a B.A. degree in journalism and a year of law school. These days she enjoys taking quilting classes and says she’s got a lot to learn. Carol recently took obedience classes with her unruly Australian shepherd and Australian cattle dog. She failed. They got their diplomas.

Debbie has covered nearly every subject at The Gazette, including news, religion, business, real estate, the energy industry, health care, nonprofits, fashion, home and garden and county government. Her career also has encompassed writing greeting cards, speeches, annual reports, and technical trade and magazine articles. Her two kids have taught her a lot about education and life in general, including this kernel of wisdom, “Mom, not everything is a lesson.”