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  • UCCS freshman featured in Al Jazeera documentary

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    A University of Colorado at Colorado Springs freshman, who in high school tended to his family's alligator farm in southern Colorado, is featured in a new documentary series, "Edge of Eighteen." One-hour original episodes will air Sunday evenings at 
7 p.m. on Al Jazeera America...

  • Fox News host calls Jeffco student protesters 'punks'

    By Will C. Holden, kdvr.com
    Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    JEFFERSON COUNTY — “What’s up with these punks?” That’s what Fox News host Gretchen Carlson asked prior to a story on the hundreds Jefferson County high school students who have for the last week been protesting a proposal to review the new Advanced...

  • College Board backs Colorado student protesters

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    DENVER — The organization that administers high school Advanced Placement courses says it supports suburban Denver students who have been protesting a proposal aimed at promoting patriotism in AP history courses. In a statement issued Friday, the College Board said that the social...

  • Cheyenne Mountain D-12 to induct two into hall of fame

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    Jim Johnson, a contractor and philanthropist, and the late Frank "Pop" Evans, a longtime teacher, are the two latest inductees into the Cheyenne Mountain School District 12 Hall of Fame. There will be a reception at 6 p.m. Friday in the Cheyenne Mountain High School cafeteria,...

  • Pepper spray, BB gun disrupts classes at two D49 schools

    By andrea sinclair and Lisa Walton andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    Pepper spray and a BB gun found inside a student's backpack caused minor disruptions at two District 49 schools Thursday morning, district officials said. Vista Ridge High School was evacuated for about a half hour Thursday morning after a student used pepper spray inside the...

  • Education official says students used as 'pawns'

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

      DENVER — As a new wave of young protesters in suburban Denver rallied against an education proposal to promote patriotism and downplay civil disobedience, the district's school board president said Thursday that students were being misinformed and used as "pawns." Ken Witt,...

  • Bricker school makes dramatic turnaround in academic performance

    By carol mcgraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    When Stacy Aldridge took over Bricker Elementary School in the summer of 2012 she faced one of the biggest challenges of her 18-year education career. The K-5 school in Harrison School District 2 was in deep trouble, receiving the state's lowest rating for academic achievement. But...

  • Doherty High School student's mother looks forward by keeping son's memory alive

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    On Sept. 10, Jake Crookston had dinner with his dad and watched TV. The slight 15-year-old, described as gentle and quiet by his mom, seemed happy. Early the next morning, Jake headed off as usual to Doherty High School. But instead of going to class, he went into a bathroom and...

  • D-11 board votes unanimously to request change in testing rules

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    The Pikes Peak region's largest public school district intends to push the standardized testing envelope to see if it can be at least steamed, if not ripped, open. A unanimous vote of the seven-member board of Colorado Springs School District 11 on Wednesday night gave Superintendent...

  • Suburban Denver student education protest grows

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    LITTLETON — In the largest of a series of ongoing student protests, about 700 young people gathered in suburban Denver to rally in opposition to a new set of high school history standards proposed by a conservative-led school board. The protest at a busy intersection near Littleton...

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