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  • US Ed Dept. adds 12 schools, one in Colorado, to Title IX list

    JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jul 2, 2014

    BALTIMORE — The U.S. Department of Education has added 12 colleges and universities to its growing list of educational institutions being investigated for their handling of sexual abuse allegations. In May, the Department's Office for Civil Rights made public the names of schools...

  • Manitou teacher has a whole new bag of lessons after week at space camp

    By Emily Donovan, emily.donovan@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 2, 2014

    For teacher Carah Barbarick, getting a class of rowdy third-graders to learn is all about being enthusiastic. That might come a little easier for the Manitou Springs Elementary School teacher now that she knows how to pilot the Endeavour space shuttle, grow plants on a lunar base and...

  • Air Force Academy ceremony honors departing commandant, welcomes new leader

    By Nick Beadleston, nick.beadleston@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    On a green field under gray skies, several hundred cadets, friends, family and fellow airmen bid farewell to one Air Force Academy commandant and welcomed a new one as Brig. Gen. Stephen Williams replaced Maj. Gen. Gregory Lengyel to became the 27th Commandant of Cadets Tuesday. "The...

  • 'Diggers' TV stars share tips for finding treasure in Colorado

    by Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jun 30, 2014

    The path to an old outhouse, the ground beneath a clothesline, a clump of big trees or an odd ring of mushrooms in a yard may not seem like the best places to find buried treasure. But take it from the pros, Ringy and K.G.: Such locations can be gold mines. At least for amateur metal...

  • Losing house to Waldo Canyon fire inspired girl's book

    by Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jun 29, 2014

    A few months after Lily Rottenborn's house burned down with her best buddy, Hospital Bear, inside, Lily's teacher asked students to write about their experiences during the Waldo Canyon fire. Of the 27 students in Mrs. Tuttle's second-grade class at Chipeta Elementary School in the...

  • Cadets help families while learning construction skills

    by michael S. Humphreys Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Sun, Jun 29, 2014

    While the start of fall semester is six weeks away, some Air Force Academy cadets are attending classes all summer. Among those are the 63 engineering cadets at the Field Engineering Readiness Lab at the school's Jack's Valley training area. Between their sophomore and junior...

  • Lawsuit targets Colorado school funding

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jun 27, 2014

    DENVER — A group of Colorado school districts are suing the state over a funding procedure they say violates the constitution. A lawsuit filed in Denver Friday challenges a state school-funding procedure adopted in 2009, during the recession. Plaintiffs including the Colorado PTA...

  • Campus gun proposal not headed to Colorado ballots

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jun 26, 2014

    DENVER — Gun-control backers in Colorado have abandoned an effort to ask voters to ban concealed weapons on college campuses, saying the question had become a "political football." Safe Campus Colorado announced Thursday that it would not put forward petition signatures because the...

  • Culture shock after the first block: 'Doolies' get rude awakening on first day at Air Force Academy

    by Nick Beadleston Nick.Beadleston@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jun 26, 2014

    The air was so silent on the bus loaded with fresh, wide-eyed Air Force "doolies" one could hear a beret drop. But only until it turned the corner, out of the sight of friends, family end everything familiar. Then bedlam broke loose. Cadet Cpt. Bradley Snadeki and Cadet Cpt. Molly...

  • Who we are: Helen Hunt Jackson

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    "Think You Know History" summer speaker series Helen Hunt Jackson (portrayed by actor Doris McCraw of Red Herring Productions) Connection to Colorado Springs: A popular writer, poet and Native American activist, Jackson was a frequent visitor to the Springs, where she met her...

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