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  • School panel rejects ban of 'Ender's Game'

    The Associated Press
    Published: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    GRAND JUNCTION — The best-selling novel "Ender's Game" by author Orson Scott Card will still be part of a Mesa County school district language arts program after a special committee convened by the district voted to keep the text in the curriculum over the objections of a parent. The...

  • Local graduate makes Broadway debut

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Matthew McMahan, a 2005 Woodland Park High School graduate, is performing as Feuilly with the Les Miserables cast at the Imperial Theater on Broadway in New York City.  McMahan attended Gateway Elementary School in Woodland Park, where his music teacher, Marta Dickson,...

  • Pikes Peak region bands march into state competition finals at Falcon Stadium

    By dEBBIE kELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    The tradition lives on. Local high schools again dominated the 4A division in the Colorado Bandmasters Association state marching band championships. Jerry Pierce, whose daughter is in the Color Guard at Air Academy High School, was excited Saturday, after the eight 4A finalists...

  • Air Force Superintendent was a star for Falcons on court, in class

    News services -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson is the superintendent of the Air Force Academy, appointed this year and the first woman to hold that position. The general is a graduate of the academy's class of 1981 and one of the Air Force's most outstanding women's basketball players during her career....

  • Police: 2 dead, including gunman, in school attack

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. — A student opened fire Friday in a high school cafeteria north of Seattle, killing at least one person and shooting several others in the head before killing himself, officials said. Students in the cafeteria said the gunman stared at the students as he shot them....

  • Latest survey on LGBT students show schools remain hostile environments

    Debbie Kelley
    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network released on Friday its biennial National School Climate Survey report, which shows how ongoing hostile school climates impact the safety and mental health of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, as well as their education....

  • Colorado Superintendent of the Year was once a local principal

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    The 2015 Colorado Superintendent of the Year was once the principal at Mountain View Elementary in Academy School District 20, from 1995-2000. The Colorado Association of School Executives this week named Brian Ewert, superintendent of the Englewood Schools, as superintendent of the...

  • Testing concerns a hot topic at Colorado Springs roundtable discussions

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    What should an effective statewide assessment system include? How can Colorado improve standardized testing? Are local assessments valuable? About 50 parents of public school students, teachers, administrators and community members answered these questions Thursday night, in a...

  • Registration open for Colorado Springs education summit

    BY lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    Registration is open for the 8th annual Educating Children of Color Summit in January. Educating Children of Color nonprofit organization aims to reduce the burden on public assistance programs and eliminate the "cradle to prison pipeline" through education. The day-long event will...

  • Fired Denver schoolteacher charged in lab fire

    The Associated Press
    Published: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    DENVER — A Denver school chemistry teacher who was fired after four students were burned in a science experiment gone wrong now faces a criminal charge. Prosecutors filed a third-degree assault charge, a misdemeanor, against 22-year-old Daniel Powell on Wednesday. Powell couldn't be...

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