• Colorado parents worry about what government, businesses know about their kids

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    Traci Burnett, a Monument mother of three, doesn't consider herself an alarmist or a conspiracy theorist. And she's never been an activist. But something has her so riled up that she's sounding a loud Big Brother distress call. Burnett, and growing ranks of parents, think public...

  • Colorado Springs school district feels the love from early decision to close

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    Thousands of schoolchildren knew around midmorning Sunday that they could sleep in on Monday. And maybe go sledding. Or build a snowman. Or create a tent fort in the living room. The region's largest school district, Colorado Springs School District 11, called a snow day for Monday...

  • Eastern Colorado schools closed for 2nd day after social media post

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    WRAY — Schools are closed for a second day in Wray as authorities investigate a possible threat that was made using the social media app Yik Yak. Wray police said Friday that they have interviewed several students and staffers to try to identify who made the post and have been in...

  • Travyon Martin's mother speaks at Colorado State

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    FORT COLLINS — Trayvon Martin's mother has turned his death into her life's work. The Coloradoan reports that in a speech Thursday at Colorado State University marking Black History Month, Sybrina Fulton said too many people are reluctant to acknowledge the prevalence of racism in...

  • Colorado education board hears about how to get out of Common Core testing

    By Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    DENVER - Members of Colorado's highest education governing body got answers on one of the most debated topics in the field Thursday: How could Colorado withdraw from Common Core State Standards? Antony Dyl, senior assistant attorney general, outlined two ways in an informal legal...

  • Medical students to begin rotations at El Paso County Public Health

    BY JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    Medical students from a Parker-based osteopathic university have begun four-week clinical rotations at El Paso County Public Health, the health department announced Thursday. The partnership between Rocky Vista University and the department signals the latest expansion of medical...

  • Pikes Peak area engineers collaborate to promote their fields, hook students

    By barbara cotter The Gazette -
    Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    Five Pikes Peak area organizations are coming together next week to shine a spotlight on the field of engineering - and perhaps recruit a few students to join the field. In honor of National Engineers Week, the groups are joining forces for the first time to make the community aware...

  • Denver-area school board won't review AP US history

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    DENVER — There are no plans to review the new Advanced Placement U.S. history curriculum in the suburban Denver district where hundreds of students left class to protest the proposal last fall, the school board president said Thursday. President Ken Witt said the Jefferson County...

  • Defense attorney: 'No such evidence' to convict Air Force Academy cadet in Boulder sexual assault case

    By Tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    BOULDER - The attorney for an Air Force Academy cadet accused of sexually assaulting and kidnapping a female classmates told reporters outside a courtroom here that there's not enough evidence to convict his client. Inside the courtroom, Boulder County prosecutors on Thursday filed...

  • Colorado may pay to get more local food in schools

    By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    DENVER — A Colorado bill to spend about $5 million to put more local produce in school cafeterias passed its first test Wednesday at the Legislature. But the measure passed by a single vote after complaints that it takes money from classroom instruction. The bill sets up a grant...

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