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  • Colorado students isolated as expulsion alternative

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    DENVER — A Colorado school superintendent said Friday he will keep disciplining students by placing them in isolated, 4-by-6-foot rooms to study during school hours as an alternative to expulsion and as a way to reduce a high dropout rate. The punishment is preferable to allowing the...

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

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Students who plan to transfer from a community college to a four-year college are reminded to apply now for fall admission, in order to receive the same housing and financial aid opportunities as traditional students. For students who want to start in the fall of 2015, the priority...

  • Colorado College Food Rescue makes the big time

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    The Colorado College Food Rescue program has made the big time. After seeing an article in The Gazette about the CC student-initiated program to save unused but still good food from the school cafeteria and local businesses and transport it to soup kitchens and food pantries, NBC’s...

  • Colorado College geology professor makes discovery of career

    By lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Colorado College geology professor Christine Siddoway made the discovery of her career from the saddle of a road bike. It was during a climb through North Cheyenne Cañon Park that Siddoway, 52, glimpsed alternating bands of sandstone and granite fused vertically in a rocky slope off...

  • Colorado students isolated as expulsion alternative

    Associated Press
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    DENVER — A school district in southern Colorado is keeping students isolated in 4-foot by 6-foot rooms for days or weeks during school hours as an alternative to expulsion. According to KMGH-TV (http://bit.ly/1rY9k2Q ), the program in the Center Consolidated School District was...

  • State marching band winners announced

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    Six local high schools placed in the finals of the 2014 Colorado Bandmasters Association state marching band competitions. In the 4A division, Air Academy High School placed first for the fifth consecutive year. Liberty High School took second, Rampart High School placed fourth and...

  • Test scores: Most students in Pikes Peak region, Colorado not on track in social studies, science

    By DEBBIE KELLEY AND MARIA ST. LOUIS-SANCHEZ The Gazette -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    Local elementary and middle school students nearly parallel state averages in science and social studies knowledge and how on track they are to graduate ready for college or the job market, according to standardized test results the Colorado Department of Education released Monday....

  • Sheriff: High school shooter invited victims to lunch

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. — A popular student responsible for a shooting at a Washington state high school on Friday invited his victims to lunch by text message, then shot them at their table, investigators said Monday. Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary said at a news conference that the...

  • Colorado State gets money to work on Ebola vaccine

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    FORT COLLINS — Researchers at Colorado State University have been picked to help develop a vaccine to prevent people from being infected by Ebola. The university said Monday that its Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing and Academic Resource Center has been awarded a $2 million Department...

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

    By dEBBIE kELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    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...

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