• Colorado school vaccination, exemption rates difficult to analyze

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Feb 16, 2015

    A first-of-its-kind look at vaccination compliance and exemption rates at schools in the Colorado's 20 largest public school districts is drawing concerns about the accuracy of the data. "We are collectively, at the local and state health level, intrigued by the report, but there are...

  • Palmer High wins mock trial southern Colorado regional

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    Palmer High School's mock trial team defeated Coronado High School in the final round of Tuesday's Colorado Bar Association High School Mock Trial Southern Colorado Regionals, but both teams qualified for the state tournament. They will be joined by Thomas McLaren School and Pueblo...

  • Video: A parent to parent, 4-1-1 about new Colorado school testing

    The Gazette
    Published: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    Two parents talk with Gazette Education Reporter Debbie Kelley about why they are so concerned about new standardized testing for their children.

  • Colorado teacher on Jeopardy finals at 4 p.m. today on KKTV

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    Jennifer Giles, a third grade Bi-lingual teacher at Columbine Elementary School in Longmont, will compete on JEOPARDY! Teachers Tournament two-day finals beginning Thursday. The show will air locally at 4 p.m. on KKTV. Giles won $14,400 during Tuesday’s semi-finals competition and...

  • Report: One in 10 female AFA cadets victims of unwanted sexual contact

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    One in 10 female Air Force Academy cadets suffered unwanted sexual contact during the school year that ended in May, and half of the women at the school reported sexual harassment in a Pentagon survey. The results of an annual report card on sexual assault at the academy released...

  • Questions abound as Colorado's standardized testing season looms

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    "What now?" is the question many are asking after the Colorado attorney general's ruling announced Tuesday that the State Board of Education does not have authority to grant waivers to school districts wanting to forgo state-mandated tests. With new standardized testing for third-...

  • GOP's revival of parental-rights measure passes Senate

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    DENVER — A bill giving parents broad authority over their children's school curriculum and medical treatment won initial approval Wednesday in the Colorado Senate, where Republicans said parents are sometimes trampled by overbearing school authorities. But the bill Republicans call...

  • UCCS office windows shot second time this month

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    For the second time in just more than a week, employees arrived Tuesday morning to find office windows shot out in the Academic Office Building at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. A handful of windows in the building were shot and shattered by a BB gun, some of which...

  • Ellicott assistant principal gets state honor

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    Susan Flores, assistant principal of Ellicott Elementary School, has been named the 2015 Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year for Colorado by the Colorado Association of School Executives. An educator for more 17 years, Flores is in her second year in the job at Ellicott...

  • Tickets for LeVar Burton's Colorado Springs discussion go on sale Tuesday

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Feb 9, 2015

    Tickets go on sale Tuesday for a talk by former Star Trek actor and Emmy Award-winning host of "Reading Rainbow" LeVar Burton. He will speak at 7 p.m. April 14 in the Gallogly Events Center on the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Burton, 58, will discuss literacy in...

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