• Free online course from CU-Boulder explores water issues in the West

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    How has the scarcity of water in the West caused so much controversy? A free online course that begins Wednesday by experts at the University of Colorado in Boulder will answer that question and lead students on a virtual journey as water makes its way from snow-capped mountains to...

  • Local Boy Scouts Council gets donation to help all interested youth join

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    The Pikes Peak Council of Boy Scouts of America has received a $50,000 Daniels Fund grant to support its Scoutreach Program, which helps low-income youth join Boy Scouts and participate in activities.   The Pikes Peak Council has been serving youth for more than 100 years and...

  • Middle schools can compete for extreme science lab makeover

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Five middle schools across the nation will win a $100,000 extreme makeover of their science lab under a new program, "Fab School Labs," sponsored by Northrop Grumman Foundation. The contest is designed to promote science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, learning in...

  • Colorado Senate Education Committee approves test opt-out bill

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    The Senate Education Committee approved a bill Thursday that would explicitly allow opting students out of required assessments, though its political prospects moving forward are questionable. The result of an alliance of conservative Republicans and liberal Democrats, Senate...

  • Local school district again makes top-10 list for technological advancements

    Debbie Kelley
    Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Colorado Springs School District 11 placed fourth of the top 10-ranked large school districts in the annual Digital School Districts Survey by the Center for Digital Education and the National School Boards Association. D-11 first made the list in 2009, when it placed 10th and has...

  • School has four programs coming to feed Colorado Springs homeless

    BY JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Colorado College plans to replace a two decadelong program offering Sunday meals to the homeless with four new initiatives created by about a dozen students. Beginning this summer or early fall, the students will run a weekly writing and visual arts program, a mobile meals service, a...

  • Teachers' rally shines light on Colorado legislature's work toward education consensus

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    DENVER - As teachers rallied on the west steps of the state Capitol on Wednesday chanting "more than a score," lawmakers inside scrambled to find consensus on reducing the number of standardized tests. Students starting kindergarten in the fall will be mandated to take close to 30...

  • 11 local students headed to state National Geographic Bee

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    What sea in the Arctic Ocean separates the Taymyr Peninsula from the archipelago Novaya Zemlya? The answer is the Kara Sea, and for knowing that correct answer Pranit Nanda, an eighth-grader from Aurora, won last year's Colorado title of the National Geographic State Bee. This year,...

  • 13 Pikes Peak region Girl Scouts earn top Gold Award

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    Thirteen area Girl Scouts are among 50 statewide who will receive the 2014-2015 Gold Award, the organization's highest honor that reflects participants' commitment to community service, leadership abilities and citizenship skills. The award culminates with a final project girls in...

  • 5 teens accused in sex assault won't be charged as adults

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    CENTENNIAL — Prosecutors say five teenage boys arrested in the sexual assault of a high school student at an Englewood party will not be charged as adults. Prosecutors made the announcement Tuesday after a sixth suspect, 19-year-old Daylon Hill, made a brief court appearance. Hill is...

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