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  • Tuition hike cap, college funding boost approved in Colorado Senate

    Associated Press -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    DENVER — Colorado's public colleges and universities will have lower tuition increase caps next year under a bill that won unanimous approval Monday in the state Senate. The Senate gave voice approval to a bill to lower maximum tuition hikes from 9 percent to 6 percent. The bill...

  • Randi Zuckerberg to speak at UCCS

    by Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Randi Zuckerberg, former Facebook executive, author and Broadway singer, will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, in the Gallogly Events Center. The sister of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and the social media company's former director of...

  • Police: Connecticut teenager threatened Columbine

    Associated Press -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    LITCHFIELD, Conn. — Before she was arrested on allegations of planning to shoot up two high schools, a Connecticut teenager was suspected of making threats against Columbine High School in Colorado. Natalie Carpenter, 18, is accused of phoning in a threat to Columbine, The Register...

  • Colorado school district denies allegations of grade inflation

    Associated Press
    Published: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    GRAND JUNCTION — A Grand Junction school district is denying allegations of grade inflation after several teachers testified in a case involving the termination of a teacher. The Daily Sentinel reports Sunday (http://bit.ly/1nlnI45) that an administrative law judge recommended...

  • Districts brace for debut of online state testing

    by Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com
    Updated: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    The three-week window for Colorado's inaugural debut of online-only standardized testing opens Monday, and while a few bugs are expected, some are already biting hard. "It's a beast," said Lori Benton, director of assessment and gifted education for Lewis-Palmer School District 38 in...

  • Students connect with veterans for firsthand look at history

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    Coronado High School students studying history put down their books this month to hang out with the people who lived it. Students from Jill Haffley's classes spent a day at the Palisades at Broadmoor Park, a senior living community, talking with people who lived through World War II,...

  • SE Iowa greenhouse captures industrial heat

    DONNELLE ELLER, The Des Moines Register
    Updated: Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    FAIRFIELD, Iowa (AP) — Minutes after train cars loaded with coal roll by, Jan Swinton admits this rough industrial park on Fairfield's north side is hardly where you'd expect to find the beginnings of a lush vegetable garden that will help feed the area's 1,700 schoolchildren. But...

  • Early literacy bill defines dyslexia for 1st time

    Updated: Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For the first time, dyslexia has been officially defined in Iowa law in an attempt to improve literacy among young students across the state. Following passage by the Legislature, Gov. Terry Branstad signed a bill this week that effectively establishes a...

  • AROUND TOWN: Historic Day Nursery's 117th anniversary

    By Linda Navarro, The Gazette, linda.navarro@gazette.com
    Published: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    Passers-by often wonder about the huge Tudor building at the corner of Rio Grande and Tejon streets. An old church turned school? A mining baron's mansion?

  • UCCS' Janice Gould named Pikes Peak Poet Laureate

    by linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Janice Gould, associate professor of Women's and Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, has been named 2014-16 Pikes Peak Poet Laureate. The Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region made the announcement Thursday. "I'm honored, very pleased, and looking...

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