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  • Brunswick named chief operating officer of Space Foundation

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Shelli Brunswick has been named chief operating officer of the Space Foundation, effective Jan. 12. "The Space Foundation is excited to have Shelli Brunswick join our team during this transformational time for our organization and industry," foundation CEO...

  • Denver mayor urges students to stay in school

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Dec 8, 2014

    DENVER — Denver Mayor Michael Hancock says he is proud of students who have staged protests over the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner but now he's urging them to stay in school. Hancock issued his call Monday after the latest in series of walkouts by Denver-areas students....

  • Colorado Springs middle school physics classes pay dividends in grades, test scores

    By carol mcgraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Dec 7, 2014

    Carmel Middle School eighth-grader Angel Hernandez last week was experimenting on how mass, distance and gravity are related. He had spread out a large piece of paper that represented the universe and placed two marbles on it, watching how they attracted each other. Aspects of...

  • Report: Coronado SRO punched girl to defuse escalating student fight

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Dec 5, 2014

    A Colorado Springs police officer punched a Coronado High School student to break up a fight because he feared the situation would escalate if he did not act quickly, according to an incident report about the situation. School Resource Officer Adam Romine, who is assigned to...

  • More Colorado students join police protests

    By Colleen Slevin, Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Dec 5, 2014

    DENVER — More Colorado students left class on Friday to protest recent decisions not to prosecute police officers in Ferguson, Missouri and New York City in the deaths of two unarmed black men. About 400 students from several Aurora high school and middle schools converged on the...

  • Academy D-20 gets budget award for 14th consecutive year

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Fri, Dec 5, 2014

    The Association of School Business Officials International has awarded Academy District 20 a Meritorious Budget Award for excellence in budget presentation for the 2014-15 school year. The award honors excellence in school budget presentation and measures development, analysis and...

  • Cripple Creek/Victor Gold Mine funds free field trips to space center

    Debbie Kelley
    Published: Fri, Dec 5, 2014

    A $5,000 grant from the Cripple Creek and Victor Gold Mining Company will enable Teller County students to take free field trips to the Space Foundation’s Discovery Center in Colorado Springs. More than 350 Teller County students and teachers will benefit, including: 4th grade...

  • Early investment in children's education pays off later, group says

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Dec 5, 2014

    Pony up the money to educate disadvantaged kids from birth until they start kindergarten, or spend more taxpayer dollars later on special education, incarceration or welfare. That was the message newly elected and re-elected state lawmakers representing the Pikes Peak region heard...

  • Former Hanover music teacher sentenced to probation for sex assault on child

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Dec 5, 2014

    A teenage girl and her parents have forgiven the former Hanover Junior-Senior High School music teacher who touched the girl inappropriately at the school, the family said in court on Thursday. Fernando Deleon Ornelas, 66, was sentenced to 10 years to life of sex offender intensive...

  • More Denver students protest police actions

    By Ivan Moreno, Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Dec 4, 2014

    DENVER — Students from at least four Denver high schools joined in protests against police actions in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York City on Thursday. They included students from Abraham Lincoln High School, who left class and walked about 6 miles to the state Capitol, snarling...

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