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  • Exclusive: Falcon District 49 to ask voters to support bond, mill levy

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    The language is set for a $107.4 million bond issue and a mill levy override for voters in Falcon School District 49. The school board approved two questions in one swoop during a special meeting Monday night, on a 4-1 vote. Members Tammy Harold, David Moore, Marie LaVere-Wright...

  • UCCS shows off new parking garage with rooftop sports field

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Everyone's heard of park and ride. But park and punt? The unusual architectural twist of building a sports field on top of a parking garage is here, and after seeing it for the first time Monday, many were marveling about the concept. "I was amazed," said Maryanne Fisco, a club...

  • List: This Colorado city is the top college town in America

    Dalton Walker
    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Are you suprised Boulder is tops when it comes to college towns in America? Boulder was ranked first in the 50 best college town list by Best College Reviews. Fort Collins was ranked 14th and was the only other Colorado city on the list. Boulder beat out Ann Arbor, Mich., and...

  • Back-to-school safety top priority for Colorado Springs police

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Thousands of elementary school-aged children in Colorado Springs return to school Monday and police will try to keep them all safe as they cross streets, walk through intersections and ride school buses. Since last week, motorcycle officers have made school-zone safety their top...

  • Colorado Springs teachers admit to anxiety as rigorous new tests loom

    By DEBBIE KELLEY, CAROL MCGRAW 
and MARIA ST. LOUIS-SANCHEZ The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    It's the end of an era for educational policy in Colorado. Public school teachers and their students will be immersed in a new world of standardized testing, starting this academic year. As teachers pore over spring assessment results the Colorado Department of Education released...

  • Falcon D-49 drops new charter high school from proposed bond question

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    Falcon School District 49's board of education agreed Thursday to not ask voters to pay for building a charter high school that remains in the planning stages. The board will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday to finalize ballot language for a bond issue and a mill levy...

  • PPCC program helps veterans succeed as students

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Vincent Miller was so "petrified" by mathematics that it got in the way of him finishing his college degree. The retired Army sergeant first class and veteran of four infantry combat tours said he was "about eight credits shy" of completing his associate degree online with American...

  • 'Ugly trend' in Colorado TCAP scores; education officials seek meaningful change

    By debbie KellEy, Carol McGraw and Maria St. Louis-Sanchez The Gazette -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Some state education leaders are troubled by continued flat assessment scores across Colorado and for what's ahead, with new standardized testing starting this school year. The Colorado Department of Education on Thursday released results from the spring round of the Transitional...

  • Top scoring Pikes Peak region districts credit teachers, intervention programs and advanced classes

    By Debbie Kelley, Carol McGraw and Maria St. Louis-Sanchez The Gazette -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Cheyenne Mountain School District 12, which encompasses the Broadmoor area of southwest Colorado Springs, scored the highest of any district in the region in all three subjects on state assessment tests. In math, 83 percent of D-12 students who took the test were at least proficient;...

  • Reading score analysis shows biggest gains in Pikes Peak region schools with impoverished students

    By debbie kelley, carol mcgraw and Maria St. Louis Sanchez The Gazette-
    Updated: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    Nothing beats the ABCs. Educators say that reading is the most important contributor to academic success. If students cannot read by third grade, they often don't do well in other subjects that require reading, such as math and science. And often, the schools with the slowest...

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