• Academy D-20 to provide community more information on board agenda

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Parents, teachers and community members now will be able to better understand what's going on at Academy School District 20's board of education meetings. The board decided to make some supporting materials for agenda items available to the public before and during school board...

  • Colorado's testing task force releases recommendations to lawmakers

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    A task force Colorado lawmakers appointed last year to study the state’s new lineup of standardized testing made recommendations Wednesday at a meeting of the House and Senate education committees. From Chalkbeat Colorado’s Todd Engdahl, here are the highlights:  Summary...

  • For the love of reading: Two unique libraries open for elementary students

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Widefield School District 3 has opened two unique libraries at two elementary schools. The Kingdom of Reading room opened Jan. 22 at Talbott Elementary, 401 Dean Drive. The kid-friendly space is designed to provide a welcoming and magical environment where children can read books...

  • Girls' STEM initiative launches program for local middle school students

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    The Southern Colorado Girls’ STEM Initiative has launched a STEM program at Panorama Middle School in Harrison School District 2. The goal: to teach female students about careers and opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math fields and help meet the growing demand for...

  • Local middle school team headed to Science Bowl regional competition

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Students from Jenkins Middle School will compete in the regional competition Feb. 7 to determine which team will represent Colorado in the middle school finals of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science’s 25th annual National Science Bowl. The local team of students will be...

  • Colorado Springs charter schools have had busy winter

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    District 11 ruled Wednesday night that STAR (Space Technology and Arts) Academy, a Colorado Springs charter school, will have to close at the end of the school year, making it one of several area charter schools that have seen changes in recent months. Other recent local charter...

  • Colorado Springs charter school will likely be closed

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    Despite pleas from supporters of STAR (Space Technology and Arts) Academy, the 9-year-old charter school will close at the end of this school year, Colorado Springs School District 11's board of education unanimously decided Wednesday night. "That's with a heavy heart," said LuAnn...

  • Colorado considers background checks for youth sports leagues

    By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press
    Yesterday

    DENVER — Colorado is considering becoming the first state to require background checks for people who work for youth sports organizations. Bill supporters argue that hairdressers and child care workers need criminal background checks, but not people going on overnight trips with...

  • New Colorado Springs school building was a collaborative effort

    BY DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Parents and teachers weren't the only ones who got a say in the design of Rocky Mountain Classical Academy's new building. It's pretty obvious that students did, too. A giant twirly slide twists from the second floor to the first floor in the open cafeteria that doubles as seating...

  • See where Colorado Springs ranks for most/least efficient education spending

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Colorado Springs ranks 59th out of 90 of the most populated U.S. cities for most and least efficient spending on education, according to WalletHub, which compiled the list. Miami, Fla., topped the list for the best return on investment for education spending in the country....

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