• Northern Colorado school considers arming teachers, staffers

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    GREELEY — Leaders of a Greeley charter school are considering arming teachers and other staffers. The Greeley Tribune (http://bit.ly/1u6vLtP ) reports that the executive committee of Frontier Academy has proposed allowing staffers who pass a state certification examination to...

  • Review team recommends closure of Colorado Springs charter school

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    A troubled Colorado Springs charter school that primarily serves students from poor families may be forced to close at the end of this school year, but it's not going down without a fight, school leaders say. An administrative charter school review team from Colorado Springs School...

  • Charter school forms society for public, hosts first event with speakers, music

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Wed, Jan 14, 2015

    Thomas MacLaren School, a charter school for sixth through 12th grades, will host the inaugural event of the MacLaren Society, 6:45 p.m. Jan. 31 at The Pinery at the Hill, 775 W. Bijou St. The MacLaren Society is dedicated to bringing the pursuit of truth, the creation of beauty and...

  • UCCS Radio nominated for three national broadcasting awards

    Debbie Kelley
    Published: Wed, Jan 14, 2015

    UCCS Radio, an online radio station at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, has been nominated for three national intercollegiate broadcasting awards, including “best college online radio station,” by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System. Other finalists in that...

  • Gazette Parents Virtual Education Fair is now open

    Leslie Massey, Gazette Parents
    Updated: Tue, Jan 13, 2015

    The Pikes Peak region offers a wide-array of educational opportunities and therefore Gazette Parents has created a digital Education Fair to help you explore these options on your own time, with no pressure or wasting valuable time trying to locate these choices on your own.

  • Local Pokemon player wins city championship

    Debbie Kelley
    Published: Mon, Jan 12, 2015

    After a full day of head-to-head Pokémon Trading Card Game battles, Jonathan Donham took first place in the senior division at the 2014/2015 Pokémon City Championships held recently in Colorado Springs. Along with the title and city champion trophy, Jonathan earned championship...

  • Lewis-Palmer School District 38 to host coffee for parents on Wednesday

    Debbie Kelley
    Published: Mon, Jan 12, 2015

    The Lewis-Palmer School District 38 board of education will hold a coffee for parents 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, in the Learning Center in the administration building, 146 Jefferson St., in Monument.

  • Event focuses on school choice and options for parents

    Debbie Kelley
    Published: Mon, Jan 12, 2015

    Parents can get tips on how to motivate their children for success in school during an event hosted by Parents Challenge, 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday at 21st Century Library, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive. Regina Lewis, chairwoman of the division of communications, humanities and technical...

  • Air Force Academy cadet is a commander at 22

    By Tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jan 11, 2015

    The new boss of 4,000 airmen in Colorado Springs has a long flight ahead to reach her 30s. Virginia native Sophia Vasiliadis, who commands one of the region's largest military units, isn't even an officer and has months left to complete her college education. "You usually don't get...

  • Public finds it a challenge to get all the info for Pikes Peak area school board meetings

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jan 11, 2015

    School board meetings are always open to the public, but good luck trying to figure out what board members will be discussing. Agendas for most of the Pikes Peak region's 17 public school districts do not describe the items to be considered; entries simply say something to the effect...

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