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  • Colorado Springs D-11 will vote on updated steps to school closures

    by Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Revisions to a 1983 policy on how Colorado Springs School District 11 handles school closures place more responsibility on administrators and teachers.. The district's board of education will vote on the changes at a 6:30 p.m. meeting Wednesday at the administration building, 1115 N....

  • Teachers union bargaining team walks out on talks

    Associated Press -
    Published: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    GOLDEN — Hundreds of Jefferson County teachers walked out of a contract negotiating session on Monday to show their dissatisfaction with school board decisions affecting their wages and the negotiating process. Jefferson County Education Association spokeswoman Stephie Rossi says...

  • Springs teen creates winning design for Colorado Avalanche helmet

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    As a young child, Justin Cox hoped to one day play ice hockey like his hero, NHL goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere. As his artistic skills matured, so did his dreams. The ice, however, remained his main inspiration. When the Palmer High School senior saw a notice seeking entries for...

  • Death of teacher tenure bill means court showdown is likely

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com The Gazeete -
    Published: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    DENVER - Any chance for a compromise outside of court over a teacher tenure squabble all but disappeared Monday as both sides dug in their heels on the last remaining chance for a deal - a bill that, as drafted, sided with teachers' unions. The Colorado Education Association filed...

  • Irritations prompt evacuation of Lakewood school; 5 students hospitalized

    Kieran Nicholson, The Denver Post
    Updated: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    A school in Lakewood was being evacuated Monday afternoon after students on the playground complained of skin irritation. The incident unfolded just after 1 p.m. at the Jefferson County Open School, 7655 W. 10th Ave. in Lakewood, said Melissa Reeves, a Jeffco Public Schools...

  • Colorado scientist gets NASA grant to study twins Scott and Mark Kelly

    Associated Press -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    FORT COLLINS — A Colorado State University health researcher has received a NASA grant for a radiation study in which the subjects will be one twin in space and his brother back on earth. In an announcement Monday, the university said the project by Susan Bailey is among 10 to...

  • Colorado charter schools encounter dress code friction

    by Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    Hair that's been ruled as too short, too long or too blue has caused repercussions for Colorado public school students. Education officials say they have the power of state law behind them in setting a Goldilocks ideal of "just right." "You can prohibit apparel that's deemed...

  • Colorado may tweak teacher tenure rules

    Associated Press -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    DENVER — Colorado's new teacher tenure system is under the microscope at the state Capitol, where lawmakers are expected to consider changing provisions some teachers say aren't legal. The House Education Committee is starting work Monday on a bill to prevent school districts from...

  • Class seeks suspected Nazi who aided Jewish family

    JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN, Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Students at a Connecticut university are working on a daunting assignment: Who was the suspected Nazi who protected a Jewish family 75 years ago from violence and warned them to flee Austria just before World War II broke out? The University of New Haven...

  • Court: NYC can ban church service in public school

    TOM HAYS, Associated Press
    Published: Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — In the latest chapter of a long-running legal fight over separation of church and state, a federal appeals court again ruled on Thursday that New York City school officials can ban a small Christian congregation from holding weekend services in a grade school. The...

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