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  • Storm dumps little snow on Colorado Springs; a few area schools on delayed start

    By ryan maye handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    Colorado Springs residents hoping to get a seasonal dump of snow in the Pikes Peak region instead got a trace amount from Sunday's storm. "For us we were by no means calling for this to be a big deal at all," said Brian Bledsoe, chief meteorologist with Gazette news partner KKTV....

  • AFA cadets build gliders, test them for final class project

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    Nearly 400 cadets got to take flight at the Air Force Academy this month thanks to tiny wooden gliders. They lobbed the things inside an indoor football practice stadium and the best made it 100 feet or more, prompting hoots of celebration. What looked like fun is actually serious...

  • Ceremony will mark year since Colorado high school shooting

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Dec 13, 2014

    CENTENNIAL — Students are holding a candlelight ceremony to commemorate last year's deadly shooting at Arapahoe High School. Attendees, including Gov. John Hickenlooper, will gather outside the high school to remember 17-year-old Claire Davis, who was killed in the Dec. 13, 2013...

  • Denver students team up for after-school protest

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    DENVER — Denver high school students teamed up after school to protest police actions in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York City. About 150 students from various schools gathered at City Park on Friday afternoon, writing chalk messages on the ground, including "I can't breathe." That's...

  • Colorado Springs D-11 teacher to swap jobs for one year with Australian teacher

    Debbie Kelley
    Published: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    A Colorado Springs School District 11 teacher will swap jobs for one year with a teacher in Australia. Barry Lempert, a math teacher at Nikola Tesla Opportunity School, will participate in the ANZEE Australia Educator Exchange Program for the second semester of the 2014-15 school...

  • PPCC marketing and communication department wins awards

    Debbie Kelley
    Published: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    Pikes Peak Community College’s marketing and communication department recently was honored with seven awards for excellence in advertising and event promotion by The Council for Advancement and Support of Education. CASE has eight districts nationwide, and PPCC is part of the...

  • Donors turn out in force to help Palmer High student

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    No Grinches here. Colorado Springs donors turned out in force this week to help Palmer High School's student council reach a fundraising goal to buy eye-tracking software for a student born without limbs. "We had people come from all over. One man said Palmer kids gave him new faith...

  • Entire Colorado school district closed due to illness

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    The entire Crowley County School District will get Friday off, not as a snow day but as a sick day. The elementary, middle and high schools will be closed Friday, the district announced at the end of the school day Thursday, because of a large number of students having the flu and...

  • D-11 board pulls GLOBE Charter item off agenda right after meeting begins

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    GLOBE Charter School Principal Heidi Breakey arrived at Colorado Springs School District 11's board meeting Wednesday night prepared to be served notice that her landlord, the school district, wants her school gone from the property it has occupied for the past five years. Instead,...

  • Colorado's high court hears school voucher case

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    DENVER — The question of the separation of church and state came before Colorado's Supreme Court Wednesday with arguments about a school voucher program that provides money for students to attend private schools, including religious ones. Opponents of the program in Douglas County...

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