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  • Night in the cold gives Colorado Springs residents a taste of homelessness

    By kassondra cloos and lisa walton - the gazetteBy kassondra cloos and lisa walton - the gazette
    Updated: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    They could have stayed at home, or gone inside, or left early.
But because homeless teens don't have those kinds of options, 22 people set out to sleep in the cold on Thursday night in solidarity, and most of them stuck it out. Nineteen of the participants in Urban Peak's first Night...

  • Colorado Springs high school seniors join growing protest against standardized tests

    By Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    Superintendents and school boards started a protest, and now, parents say it's their turn. "The beef is with us," said Jeff Kemp, 
father of two children who attend James Irwin Charter Schools in Harrison School District 2. Some local parents have joined what is amounting to...

  • Four local students ace the ACT

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    Four of the 22 students who achieved a perfect score of 36 on the ACT during the 2013-2014 school year are from the Pikes Peak region. All of the students were recognized at this week's State Board of Education meeting in Denver. The local students are: - Hailey Dikeman, Cheyenne...

  • Most schools in Pikes Peak region on delay Thursday due to weather

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    The list of cancellations and delays is a long one thanks to the wintry weather in the Pikes Peak region. Most school districts are on a two-hour delay Thursday morning. Fort Carson is on weather condition RED until 9:30 a.m., but other military bases in the Colorado Springs are...

  • Air Force Academy cadets join national pledge not to rape

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    Cadets have pledged to not lie, cheat or steal. They added another pledge Wednesday: They will not rape. It's part of a national movement on college campuses pushed by the Obama administration that has students pledge to intervene to stop sexual assaults and support victims. The...

  • Pikes Peak region's smallest school district gets big-district achievement

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    The Pikes Peak region's smallest school district is right there with the big guys. For the first time, Edison School District 54-JT, 50 miles east of Colorado Springs in Yoder, has earned an Accredited with Distinction rating in the state's annual review of district and school...

  • America's Top Teens searching for talent

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    A proposed television series, “America’s Top Teens,” is looking for students, ages 13-19, to be nominated for the pilot of a new video magazine. Teenagers who have overcome the odds, accomplished noteworthy achievements or have extreme talent will be considered. Students can nominate...

  • Colorado Springs woman tells students of her time in Hitler Youth

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    Jack Yamiolkoski first heard about Adolf Hitler last year from the patriotic comic book superhero Captain America, who fights various foes, including the Nazi Party. Jack, 10, asked his dad who that guy Hitler was. "He said he was a very bad man and he did very bad stuff," Jack said....

  • Harrison school bus bumped on slick roads, no injuries

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    Even a car sliding into the back of a school bus didn't keep Harrison School District 2 kids out of class on Tuesday. A bus carrying high schoolers was bumped early Tuesday morning in Stratmoor Hills, district spokeswoman Christine Lyle said. No one was injured, and the bus wasn't...

  • Lawsuit claims Colorado Springs school limits student's Constitutional rights

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    A dispute over what constitutes "free time" at Pine Creek High School and whether students can pray during that time has led to a federal civil rights lawsuit. A nonprofit legal organization, Alliance Defending Freedom, filed the suit in U.S. District Court in Denver on Friday, on...

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