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  • The Country Life: 4-H extends beyond rural

    By Bill Radford bill.radford@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    Our kids, Ryan and Hope, grew up in the city, but they've always had a love for the land and for animals; a variety of critters - dogs, cats, parrots, rabbits, guinea pigs and chickens - were part of their childhood. Still, I sometimes wonder how different their lives might have been...

  • Univ. of Phoenix faces gov't financial aid review

    Updated: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apollo Education Group said the U.S. Department of Education will review the administration of federal student financial aid programs by its University of Phoenix subsidiary. The for-profit education company said Monday that the government review, which is scheduled...

  • Former Springs teacher and coach pens pooch-inspired book

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    In her 33 years as a teacher at Mitchell and Doherty high schools, and an even longer career coaching swimming and running at the high school and college levels, Sandra Allen Badger saw dedication and passion triumph in countless ways, in scholars and in athletes. She learned that...

  • Pikes Peak United Way director wants to create success from 'cradle to career'

    by jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    What does it take to ensure someone lives a fulfilling and successful life from cradle to career? For the Pikes Peak United Way, it boils down to three things: Education, health and a person's ability to be self-sufficient with a fair income. The nonprofit has begun to shift its...

  • UCCS philosophy professor Raphael Sassower receives President's Teaching Scholar award

    by Stephen Hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 13, 2014

    Midway through Raphael Sassower's undergraduate education, the recent immigrant from Israel was "bowled over" by a new way of thinking. Sassower, now a philosophy professor at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, was in his early 20s. He had just completed four years in his...

  • Governors group skirts 'radioactive' Common Core

    Updated: Sun, Jul 13, 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Reviled by staunch conservatives, the common education standards designed to improve schools and student competitiveness are being modified by some Republican governors, who are pushing back against what they call the federal government's intrusion into the...

  • Colorado Springs mother will die in student debt default

    by Emily Donovan emily.donovan@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Jul 13, 2014

    At 40 years old, Tara Raskie knows she'll be buried with her student loan debt. A Colorado Springs single mom with daughters who are 19 and 17, Raskie owes $87,000 in federal student loan debt and $7,000 in Colorado student loan debt. For her state debt, a 25 percent garnishment is...

  • Colorado Springs D-11 selected to help develop ways to meet new graduation guidelines for 'next generation learning'

    by Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Jul 13, 2014

    Along with mastering shoelace tying, kindergartners who do activities like Skype with students in a classroom in another country, exchange emails and figure out their similarities and differences will be more ready for college or the workforce after graduating from high school. At...

  • Senator finds colleges and universities failing on sexual assaults

    Caitlin Emma, Politico
    Updated: Sun, Jul 13, 2014

    Colleges and universities across the nation are violating federal law by failing to investigate sexual assaults on campus, according to a report released Wednesday by Sen. Claire McCaskill. The report draws on a national survey that collected responses from more than 300 colleges and...

  • AFA builds discipline from boots up

    by Michael S. Humphreys Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    Drill and ceremony may not be as critical a task to American military service today as it once was, but leaders say it is a vital way to instill discipline in the service member and teamwork in the military unit. The mantra of marching: By training legs, they're training minds. At...

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