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  • Fired Denver schoolteacher charged in lab fire

    The Associated Press
    Published: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    DENVER — A Denver school chemistry teacher who was fired after four students were burned in a science experiment gone wrong now faces a criminal charge. Prosecutors filed a third-degree assault charge, a misdemeanor, against 22-year-old Daniel Powell on Wednesday. Powell couldn't be...

  • Colorado Springs School District 11 board may oppose open negotiations ballot measure

    Debbie Kelley
    Published: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    The only collective bargaining teachers’ union in the Pikes Peak region has had open negotiation meetings for a few years but opposes a ballot question that would allow open negotiations statewide. Now, the school board of Colorado Springs School District 11 will vote Wednesday night...

  • Study: Walking and texting can have dangerous consequences

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    Left, right, left, text. Simply looking both ways before crossing the street isn't enough to keep kids safe anymore - a new study found 40 percent of teens have been hit or nearly hit by cars, bikes or motorcycles while crossing the street. The study, "Teens on the Move," conducted...

  • Developers, construction businesses put money behind school bond measures

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    The most recent campaign finance reports filed with the Colorado Secretary of State's office show that developers and others involved with the real estate industry have a heavy hand in backing local school property tax proposals. Of the six local school districts asking voters to...

  • Minor injuries in student pellet gun shooting

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    CHERRY CREEK — The Aurora Police Department is investigating after a Cherry Creek middle school student was shot in the leg with a pellet gun on a school bus and another student was injured while getting off the bus. Officials said four unidentified students were suspended from...

  • Lockdown of Colorado Springs schools lifted

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    The secure perimeter put in place at nine Widefield schools has been lifted, according to Widefield School District 3. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office asked the schools to lock their doors and monitor who entered and left because of a suspected armed burglar in the neighborhood....

  • Assessment advocate stands by benefits of Common Core testing

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    The mounting resistance to the national standardized testing movement she leads doesn't faze Laura Slover. The former high school English teacher has heard it all, and she doesn't buy it. "Assessment is a very important part of teaching. The set of tools being developed are very...

  • Soldiers promote physical fitness, community at Pinon Valley elementary

    By Michael S. Humphreys Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    Soldiers from 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment were "Running With the Wolves" this month to help Piñon Valley Elementary School acquire new equipment and technology and to promote physical fitness. The squadron commander, Lt. Col. Steven Barry, and 16 of his soldiers spent an...

  • Children have a blast launching rockets and building things at the PPLD Mini Maker Faire

    By Monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Nine-year-old Noah Schneiderman had a plan when he stepped up to the compressed air machine Saturday and prepared to launch his paper rocket. Of the hundreds of children who had gone before him, only a couple of dozen pumped the compressor hard enough to get their rocket to stick in...

  • Library 21c debuts video production studio in Colorado Springs

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Library 21c debuted its Center for Public Media on Saturday in hopes of helping future filmmakers, video producers, musicians and more produce their own high-quality videos. Staffers at Library 21c unveiled a studio with video cameras, lights and editing programs. They will offer...

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