• Colorado House, Senate divided over ninth-grade math, reading tests

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    DENVER - The ongoing assessment debate is likely to come down to the much-debated ninth-grade math and reading tests. The House passed its version of the state's testing reduction effort Friday on second reading with broad bi-partisan support, and it included mandatory reading and...

  • Best and Brightest 2015: Teen aims to merge interests in science, art

    By Robin Intemann Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    This is the sixth of 20 profiles about The Gazette’s Best and Brightest Class of 2015. For Allison Grossberg, the distance between art and science is not vast, which is why someday she wants to merge her interest in both. “Eventually what I’d love to do is transfer my knowledge of...

  • School takes top honors in recent Battle of the Books competition

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Fifth graders at Academy International Elementary, an International Baccalaureate World School in Academy School District 20, rock at reading. The school’s fifth grade team placed first in the Pikes Peak Region Battle of the Books, held recently at Colorado College. Academy...

  • Work of Comcast volunteers on Saturday to benefit local school

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: 14 hr ago

    The Roy J. Wasson Academic Campus in Colorado Springs School District 11 will benefit from the work of volunteers on Saturday during the company's annual Comcast Cares Day. The day recognizes the company's commitment to service and a tradition that has grown into the largest,...

  • Local student one of two statewide to win $10,000 scholarship from Comcast

    Debbie Kelley
    Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Mitchell High School student Kae 'Vionna Cole has received a $10,000 scholarship from the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. Kae 'Vionna is one of two Colorado students to receive the $10,000 award. This year, a total of $75,000 in scholarship funding was given to 57...

  • Audience to select symphony's logo from Colorado Springs students' designs

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 20 hr ago

    A classroom assignment turned into a job for the 20 students in Tiffanie Davis' advanced graphic arts class at Pine Creek High School. The project became an exciting twist on the same-old, same-old schoolwork, said sophomore Tristan Blandford. "It was really good seeing what it's...

  • Best and Brightest 2015: Simple hug changes teen's outlook on community service

    By Anslee Wolfe Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: 20 hr ago

    This is the fifth of 20 profiles about The Gazette's Best and Brightest Class of 2015. Devon Klingman helped a girl and her family load a bicycle into their car at a Christmas giveaway, then headed back inside to finish her volunteer shift. "I was surprised by a giant hug the girl...

  • UCCS Beth-El College of Nursing to be renamed

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    The Bethel-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs will get a new name, in recognition of an $8 million donation. The nursing school will be known as the Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences,...

  • Air Force Academy to honor its 33 graduates who were POWs

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    The Air Force Academy is honoring its 33 graduates who have been held as prisoners of war. Nineteen POWs are scheduled to attend the Thursday-Friday event. They'll meet with cadets and attend the dedication of a plaque and statue that acknowledge their sacrifices. Family members of...

  • UCCS to add master's, bachelor's degree programs

    BY WAYNE HEILMAN wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs will add a master's degree in accounting and a bachelor's degree in engineering education in the fall to comply with increased state licensing requirements and to help increase the supply of high school math and science teachers. Both...

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