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  • All Jefferson County schools open after sick out

    Associated Press
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WESTMINSTER — All schools are back open in Jefferson County after a teacher sick out closed two schools last week. So many teachers called in sick on Friday that classes had to be cancelled at Standley Lake High School in Westminster and Conifer High School in Conifer. School...

  • Discover: 17 school districts serve the Pikes Peak region

    The Gazette
    Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    The Pikes Peak region is home to 
17 school districts with a host of options, ranging from traditional education to a mixture of online and classroom teaching to a variety of alternative schools and the opportunity for high school students to take college courses for free while earning...

  • College student of the year says education was her escape

    By carol mcgraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    The announcement sat in a pile of mail for more than a week. When Chanel A. Green finally opened the letter, she was more than surprised. She had been named student of the year by the Colorado Association of Career Colleges and Schools, besting 10 other students for the title. "I...

  • Experts: Science class can dazzle with less danger

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    DENVER — A dazzling show of fire and color can make science come alive for young students, but it can also inflict serious and painful injuries, as flash fires in Nevada and Colorado showed this month. Educators and investigators say some teachers lack the training required by law...

  • Teacher absences prompt two Colorado schools to cancel class

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    WESTMINSTER — Classes were canceled Friday at two high schools in the Jefferson County district because 59 teachers called in sick amid a contentious public debate over pay plans and curriculum. District officials said they could not find enough substitutes to fill in at Standley...

  • Side Streets: For frustrated couple near UCCS, student parking still a problem

    Bill Vogrin
    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Parking relief finally has come to the neighborhoods surrounding the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs along Austin Bluffs Parkway. For everyone, it seems, but Dick and Sandra Matthews. For years, UCCS students have dodged parking fees by lining neighborhood streets with...

  • Teacher absences prompt 2 schools to cancel class

    Associated Press
    Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    WESTMINSTER — Two high schools in the Jefferson County school district have canceled classes for the day because so many teachers are absent. KMGH-TV reports (http://tinyurl.com/o4lu3tb ) district officials didn't say why so many teachers weren't at Standley Lake and Conifer...

  • Former D-20 leader pushing effort for new Colorado Springs charter school

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    A former top administrator at The Classical Academy, the only charter school in Academy School District 20, is leading an effort to open a second K-12 charter school in the district. In 2000, Monument resident Merlin Holmes became the first principal of The Classical Academy High...

  • Brilliance shines from state's 'intellectual hub:' Colorado Springs, according to ranking

    By carol mcgraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    We are intellectual smarties, high on the list of most educated cities. And we can lord it over Denver. Or maybe just throw some Socratic dialogue its way. Colorado Springs is ranked 8th in the nation among "intellectual hubs," out of 50 of the largest metro areas studied by...

  • Test group: Some Colorado Springs-area student data released in error

    BY DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelly@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    The ACT national college entrance exam testing company is working to resolve a breach of personal information that happened last weekend involving Colorado Springs-area students. While attempting to change the test date for a Colorado Springs site on Sept. 13, the company said it...

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