• Seven new trustees join Colorado College's governing board

    Debbie Kelley
    Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Colorado College, a private liberal arts school in Colorado Springs, has named seven new members to its board of trustees. The new members, all alumni, are: Jerome DeHerrera, Ian Griffis, Ryan Haygood, Jeff Keller, Eric Mellum, John Troubh, and student trustee James Lonergan, a rising...

  • Colorado school district sees drop in marijuana-related expulsions

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    GRAND JUNCTION - School officials in Grand Junction are crediting counseling and a campus security officer with decreasing expulsions for students caught with marijuana. The Daily Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1IR4tZ3) there were 32 drug-related expulsions last academic year...

  • Cleopatra the tortoise gets her prosthetic shell

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Cleopatra, a rescued tortoise whose shell was damaged due to malnutrition, has received a 3-D printed prosthetic shell. The Gazette told Cleopatra's story in April. To read it, click here:...

  • Local social studies teacher selected to attend technology conference

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    A sixth grade social studies teacher at Mountain Vista Community School, a K-8 school in Harrison School District 2, is one of 30 educators from across the nation selected to attend C-SPAN Classroom’s 2015 Educators Conference. Robert Houghton will travel to Washington, D.C., July...

  • Space Foundation donation paves the way for return of Children's Museum to Colorado Springs

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

  • Some Colorado Springs high schools turn to kids to help hire coaches

    By SCOTT KANIEWSKI scott.kaniewski@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    Cara Daily wasn't nervous at all. The Liberty junior refused. She had a job to do and wanted to make sure she and her teammates did it correctly. The Lancers were coming off a 6-18 season in girls' basketball. Coach Dawn Valentine was no longer in charge and Daily, along with several...

  • College test a breeze for Colorado Springs whiz kid

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    Some kids would rather eat a plate of broccoli than take a test. Not Sebastian Myers. The 13-year-old Carmel Middle School student relishes the thought of sinking his teeth into a juicy exam. "I like that I get to show what I know," he said. Sebastian knows a lot, and he proved it...

  • Colorado's Supreme Court blocks school voucher program

    IVAN MORENO, Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    DENVER — The Colorado Supreme Court ruled that a school voucher program in suburban Denver violates the state constitution because it provides funding for students to attend religious schools. The ruling Monday reverses a Colorado Court of Appeals decision upholding the program....

  • Manitou Springs art exhibit features work from youth in correctional facility

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    A student exhibit opened last week at the Manitou Art Center, but none of the artists were allowed to attend. The adolescents who created the artwork are locked up in what amounts to juvenile jail. They are awaiting court hearings involving criminal cases or have been found guilty of...

  • Former Colorado Springs educator who resigned as superintendent from Texas school to get $275K

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    DALLAS — A former superintendent of the Dallas Independent School District who resigned to return to Colorado will receive $275,000. DISD trustees voted Friday to pay Mike Miles in a separation deal. Board members decided to bring back ex-Superintendent Michael Hinojosa at $25,000...

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