• Colorado school blocks coming out speech from valedictorian

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    LONGMONT — A Longmont charter school is being criticized for blocking a class valedictorian from delivering a graduation speech in which he planned to come out as gay. Eighteen-year-old Evan Young told the Daily Camera (http://bit.ly/1FefRfm) that he agreed to make some suggested...

  • Gay, lesbian Air Force Academy graduates mark a first in 2015

    The Gazette
    Updated: 22 hr ago

    The Air Force Academy class of 2015 is the first to come through four years at the academy with the open acceptance of gays and lesbians in the ranks. Tricia Heller, a 1987 graduate, and Tara Sweeney, a '95 grad, attended the ceremony to support Lydia Hill of Boston. Heller and...

  • Family mulling freedom of religion lawsuit against Florence High

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, May 28, 2015

    While a teacher in a southern Colorado school district filed a civil rights lawsuit this week, a family had been on the verge of suing the same district for the same reasons, according to an organization that promotes upholding the separation of church and state. The Freedom From...

  • Knock-knock jokes needed for fundraiser to benefit Colorado families

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Thu, May 28, 2015

    Knock, knock. Who’s there? Who! Who, who? That’s what an owl says! Does your child have a great knock-knock joke? There are a few more days left to submit a good one to UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation, which is searching for knock-knock jokes and riddles as a fundraiser...

  • Judge: Colorado student accused of stabbing classmate poses risk

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, May 28, 2015

    BROOMFIELD — A judge says a 14-year-old boy accused of stabbing a classmate at a suburban Denver school poses a risk to the community and should be held in a juvenile detention center while he awaits trial. The Broomfield Enterprise reports (http://goo.gl/3QQdNy ) Judge Francis...

  • Special-needs couple reigns at Colorado Springs high school prom

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Sierra High School students were on their feet, stomping, clapping and whooping at last week's assembly for seniors. The most popular Prom Court couple had walked toward each other from opposite ends of the gym, met in the center, held hands and faced their peers. "The building was...

  • Recent youth suicides a 'terrifying situation' that must be addressed, El Paso County official says

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    In what an official from the El Paso County Coroner's Office calls "a terrifying situation," two students from West Middle School committed suicide in the past few weeks. "It is a problem in our society that we don't properly deal with, and every effort should be made with prevention...

  • Charter school community bids teary farewell as STAR Academy closes

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Even as she hugged sobbing students in the hallways Friday after the last bell rang, Sheila Greene slipped in a few lessons. "Be strong. Be brave. Make friends. It's going to be OK," the middle school English teacher told teens as she said goodbye. Friday was the last day for good...

  • Not everyone is happy with compromise reached on Colorado testing bill

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    DENVER - A group of senators favoring fewer tests and more local choice sounded off on a testing compromise Tuesday night, calling it a "back room deal" and "token bill" that falls short of what parents, teachers and students have been asking for the past 119 days of the legislative...

  • Busy final day of Colorado Legislature results in testing compromise

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    DENVER - Some called it "magic," others merely said "acceptable," but before the gavel fell on sine die for Colorado's 2015 General Assembly, a compromise was worked out to reduce standardized testing in Colorado public schools. Gov. John Hickenlooper is expected to sign the bill....

Advertisement
Advertisement
The Gazette’s Deal of the Day
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement