Man banned from using Bible verse drops suit against Colorado school

By: The Associated Press

DENVER — A graduate of a Colorado university banned from putting Bible citations on a fundraising plaque in the school's football locker room is dropping a federal lawsuit now that the school has removed the...

School District postpones special board meeting to Thursday evening

By: Debbie Kelley

Colorado Springs School District 11 has postponed a special board meeting to hear public input on what parents and community members think about possibly closing Helen Hunt Elementary School and renovating John...

Feds issue reminder: Test students or risk losing funding

By: CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The U.S. Education Department is not relenting on requirements to test students on math and language arts abilities, despite the end of No Child Left Behind, and it reminded some states that federal...

Discrimination or differences of opinion? Falcon D-49 meeting to determine outcome of grievance

By: debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com

Discrimination or differences of opinion? Policy violation or procedure?

Answers are expected next week.

Dana Palmer, a Falcon High School parent, earlier this month filed a grievance that claims...

Challenger crew lives on through inspired Colorado Springs students

By: DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com

"Colorado Springs, we've had a problem."

Not an explosion, as Apollo 13 encountered in 1970, but rather a meteor shower. The noisy, chaotic event disrupted but did not prevent 30 fourth graders from...

Public has another chance to offer input on future of Helen Hunt Elementary School

By: debbie kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com

No one from the public showed up to speak in favor or opposition of the possible closure of Helen Hunt Elementary School at a Colorado Springs School District 11 board meeting Wednesday night.

So they're...

The Colorado Springs School to begin adjusting tuition based on household income

By: DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com

In the age of transparency in public schools, a private school established 54 years ago in The Broadmoor neighborhood to prepare girls for college has decided to put it all out there.

The Colorado Springs...

School districts spend big to lure students during choice week

By: DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com

Many public school systems spend thousands of dollars each year to attract students. Money well spent, officials say.

"Marketing is an essential part of all school districts," said Samantha Briggs,...