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  • Transparency in public schools topic of panel discussion

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    Transparency in public schools will be the topic of a panel discussion Sept. 29 in Golden. The event starts at 7 p.m. at Jeffco Fairgrounds, Exhibit Hall 2, 15200 W. 6th Ave. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition and Chalkbeat Colorado will...

  • 4 Colorado students hurt, at least 1 seriously, in lab fire

    Associated Press
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    DENVER — Authorities say four students suffered burns and at least one had serious injuries from a fire in a Denver school chemistry laboratory. Denver Fire Department spokesman Mark Watson says the fire broke out Monday at Strive Prep School's Lalo Delgado campus in southwestern...

  • Colorado Springs-area schools adapting to new food regulations

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    The school food police are cracking down. The criminals? Transfats, sugar, sodium and other dietary bad guys. A national push to develop healthier children has resulted in even more restrictions on what students can consume at public schools. Like other hot-button issues,...

  • Community gets creative in support of families after Monument teens' deaths

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    After the Labor Day car crash that killed two Palmer Ridge High School students and seriously injured a third, three people rolled up their sleeves and tried to make something positive after the tragedy that gripped Monument. Their efforts were simple and straight forward: set up...

  • Teen drinking a timeless problem

    By Debbie Kelley, Andrea SINCLAIR and Maria St. Louis-sanchez The Gazette -
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    Two teens died, one was injured and a fourth faces charges of vehicular homicide. All were drinking before a Monument-area crash in the early morning hours on Labor Day. Last month, three teens were taken unconscious to hospitals from house parties in Fountain, and several adults...

  • Transgender girl wins bid for homecoming princess at Colorado Springs high school amid concerns

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    Scarlett Lenh was officially crowned the 2014 homecoming princess for Sand Creek High School during Friday night's football game. Scarlett, however, is biologically a guy. She was born Andy Lenh and this school year started identifying as a female transgender. "It was really...

  • School open, but instruction not the priority Friday at Doherty High School after student death

    By Matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    The school day Friday at Doherty High School began with first-hour teachers reading a statement prepared by the district and tailored to sensitively inform students of events that led to the death of a 15-year-old boy on Thursday. "School will be open, but it is not business as...

  • State teams with nonprofit to provide backpacks with supplies for 1,680 Colorado students

    By Carol McGraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    When a student is homeless, owning a backpack for books can be beyond reach. With that in mind, the Colorado Department of Education and Feed the Children provided 1,680 backpacks for kids in need. Feed the Children, an international nonprofit organization, also provided pallets of...

  • Vice president of Woodland Park school board resigns

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    The vice president of the board of Woodland Park School District RE-2 resigned during this week's monthly meeting. Rob Hunt, a native of Colorado Springs who works as a family law attorney, said he has been on the board for nine years and felt it was time to leave. "There are new...

  • Colorado woman accused of aiming gun at kids over clarinet

    Associated Press
    Published: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    CLIFTON — A western Colorado woman is accused of pointing a rifle at several children in a neighboring backyard because she was upset that an 11-year-old boy was playing his clarinet outside. Mesa County sheriff's deputies believe 60-year-old Cheryl Ann Pifer of Clifton had been...

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