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  • Test group: Some Colorado Springs-area student data released in error

    BY DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelly@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    The ACT national college entrance exam testing company is working to resolve a breach of personal information that happened last weekend involving Colorado Springs-area students. While attempting to change the test date for a Colorado Springs site on Sept. 13, the company said it...

  • Brilliance shines from state's 'intellectual hub:' Colorado Springs, according to ranking

    By carol mcgraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: 14 hr ago

    We are intellectual smarties, high on the list of most educated cities. And we can lord it over Denver. Or maybe just throw some Socratic dialogue its way. Colorado Springs is ranked 8th in the nation among "intellectual hubs," out of 50 of the largest metro areas studied by...

  • Walk-a-thon nets Woodland Park elementary thousands of dollars more than selling stuff

    By Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    P.E. classes at Columbine Elementary School in Woodland Park seemed normal Tuesday. All 410 students, from preschool through fifth grade, took turns being on the school's field for half an hour at a time. But the activity was abnormal in a good way. By grade, students ran, walked,...

  • D-38 board to review Palmer Ridge High's crisis response

    By Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    A review of the crisis response at Palmer Ridge High School following the Labor Day death of two students in a car crash is among the items that Lewis-Palmer School District 38's board of education will discuss at a regular meeting Wednesday night. Board President Mark Pfoff said...

  • Transparency in public schools topic of panel discussion

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    Transparency in public schools will be the topic of a panel discussion Sept. 29 in Golden. The event starts at 7 p.m. at Jeffco Fairgrounds, Exhibit Hall 2, 15200 W. 6th Ave. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition and Chalkbeat Colorado will...

  • 4 Colorado students hurt, at least 1 seriously, in lab fire

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    DENVER — Authorities say four students suffered burns and at least one had serious injuries from a fire in a Denver school chemistry laboratory. Denver Fire Department spokesman Mark Watson says the fire broke out Monday at Strive Prep School's Lalo Delgado campus in southwestern...

  • Colorado Springs-area schools adapting to new food regulations

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    The school food police are cracking down. The criminals? Transfats, sugar, sodium and other dietary bad guys. A national push to develop healthier children has resulted in even more restrictions on what students can consume at public schools. Like other hot-button issues,...

  • Community gets creative in support of families after Monument teens' deaths

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    After the Labor Day car crash that killed two Palmer Ridge High School students and seriously injured a third, three people rolled up their sleeves and tried to make something positive after the tragedy that gripped Monument. Their efforts were simple and straight forward: set up...

  • Teen drinking a timeless problem

    By Debbie Kelley, Andrea SINCLAIR and Maria St. Louis-sanchez The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    Two teens died, one was injured and a fourth faces charges of vehicular homicide. All were drinking before a Monument-area crash in the early morning hours on Labor Day. Last month, three teens were taken unconscious to hospitals from house parties in Fountain, and several adults...

  • Understanding new 'in-state' tuition ceiling on GI bill

    By Tom Philpott Military Update -
    Published: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    Perhaps the first thing veterans using GI Bill education benefits should understand about new "in-state tuition" protection that Congress approved last month is that it won't take effect for another year. The delay until the fall 2015 semester will give state-run colleges and...

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