• Best & Brightest: See The Gazette's Class of 2015

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, May 4, 2015

    Twenty high school seniors from the Pikes Peak region have been named The Gazette's Best and Brightest Class of 2015. Judged by a panel of 11 community members, the seniors were recognized for academic achievements and contributions to their communities and schools. They also were...

  • Colorado lawmakers OK bill making schools liable for safety

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, May 4, 2015

    DENVER — Legislation to make Colorado public schools legally liable for student safety awaits the governor's signature. The state House and Senate agreed Monday on final language in the bill to allow public schools to be sued for negligence in cases of school shootings or other...

  • Best and Brightest 2015: Melding science, arts helped teen thrive

    By Robin Intemann, Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, May 4, 2015

    This is the 15th of 20 profiles of The Gazette's Best and Brightest Class of 2015. Jacob Hullings' list of extracurricular activities is not for the faint of heart, but it's something he embraces. This might explain why he decided one more pursuit wouldn't hurt. Liberty High School...

  • Best and Brightest 2015: Coincidences help pave teen's path

    By Robin Intemann Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, May 3, 2015

    This is the 14th of 20 profiles of The Gazette's Best and Brightest Class of 2015. Happenstance has led Sara Del Valle on a path to a position on a volunteer board of directors and will lead her to Delaware in the fall. Del Valle's mother has been her calculus teacher for two years....

  • Blogger questions money school district spent on new logo

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Sat, May 2, 2015

    David Kelley, a local blogger and parent in Academy School District 20, read a recent story in The Gazette about advanced graphics art students at Pine Creek High competing to design a logo for the Rocky Mountain Wind Symphony. “I thought, ‘How cool is that.’ Then I found out that...

  • UCCS professor wins $10,000 award for her community service

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, May 2, 2015

    A University of Colorado at Colorado Springs professor has won a $10,000 grant for her community service work. Andrea Herrera, professor and director of the women's and ethnic studies program at UCCS, is the CU system's 2014-15 recipient of the Chase Faculty Community Award. She's...

  • Seven months of work culminates in fairy-tale trial for Colorado Springs students

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, May 2, 2015

    Despite three alibis vouching for the whereabouts of Big Bad Wolf on April 13, a jury on Friday found the large carnivorous animal guilty of destroying the straw home of Ann, the little pig, destroying the stick house of her neighbor, Bob, and killing Ann. Big Bad Wolf's best friend,...

  • Best and Brightest 2015: Overcoming shyness was key to teen's success

    By Anslee Wolfe Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Sat, May 2, 2015

    This is the 13th of 20 profiles of The Gazette's Best and Brightest Class of 2015. Molly Merkert isn't the timid teenager she was when starting at Palmer High School. "Academics were not a problem for me, for I found that I loved the silent, internal world of math and chemistry with...

  • Best and Brightest 2015: Teen aspires to serve on Supreme Court

    By Ellie Cole, Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    This is the 12th of 20 profiles of The Gazette's Best and Brightest Class of 2015. Serene Singh can speak five languages fluently. "I think communication is the most important aspect of anyone's life," Singh said. Singh has used her own communication skills in many ways. She...

  • New law on open union negotiations has little impact on D-11 contract talks

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    A new law that 70 percent of Colorado voters approved in November hasn't translated to radical differences for local union negotiations, according to the head of the area's only collective bargaining group for teachers. Kevin Vick, president of the Colorado Springs Education...

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