• PPCC instructor wins award for his undergraduate neuroscience work

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    Wes Colgan, an adjunct instructor at Pikes Peak Community College, has been recognized as Educator of the Year by the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience. The international organization focuses on neuroscience education and research at the undergraduate level. The award is given...

  • Side Streets: Bambi Venetucci was an extraordinary woman and half of an amazing love story

    Bill Vogrin
    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    On a cold, gray day on Halloween eve in 2002, I watched as Bambi Venetucci comforted her husband, legendary pumpkin farmer Nick Venetucci. He was sitting at their kitchen table at the family farm in Security, quietly crying as he confronted the end of their traditional pumpkin...

  • Sky High Ranch again to offer summer resident camps for girls

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    Girl Scouts of Colorado is re-opening resident camp this summer at Sky High Ranch near Woodland Park, and registration has begun. Sessions are open to all girls over age 6 and include such activities as a zipline, archery, backpacking, photography and rock climbing. Resident camps...

  • Colorado lawmakers continue introducing bills to limit testing

    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    Chalkbeat Colorado, a nonprofit news organization covering educational change, is following education measures Colorado lawmakers are introducing. Five bills on standardized testing and academic standards have been introduced so far in this session, according to Chalkbeat reporter...

  • Arc University to honor third graduating class of students with disabilities

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    Arc Thrift Stores, through a $100,000 grant from The Daniel’s Fund, will graduate its third class of Arc University students at 4 p.m. Wednesday at The Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., in Arvada. Students work at the 22 thrift stores and 12 donation centers throughout...

  • 11-year-old who gained national recognition in Ferguson speaks at education summit in Colorado Springs

    Wayne Heilman
    Updated: Sun, Jan 18, 2015

    In a morning session of the Educating Children of Color Summit at Colorado College, hundreds packed into the Armstrong Hall auditorium to hear from 11-year-old Marquis Govan, who gained national recognition in August when he addressed the St. Louis County Council asking for attention...

  • School testing a big topic at Children of Color Summit

    BY WAYNE HEILMAN wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jan 18, 2015

    Colorado's new student testing system will kick into high gear in early March when most students take the tests for the first time, which raised concerns Saturday from some Colorado Springs parents attending an education summit about the amount of testing state law requires. The...

  • Colorado Springs road construction project scheduled to begin Monday

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    Safety and accessibility were the overwhelming concerns of about 80 people who attended a public meeting Jan. 8 to discuss the Colorado 21/Powers Boulevard and Old Ranch Road interchange project that will start this month. Construction, which is scheduled to start Monday and continue...

  • Pikes Peak Christian School reopens after carbon monoxide leak

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    Pikes Peak Christian School re-opened Friday after a carbon monoxide leak from a dysfunctional furnace canceled classes Thursday. Carbon monoxide started leaking from the furnace through vents in the building and was first recognized at 7:45 a.m., said Matt Johns, the school...

  • More students puts strain on some Pikes Peak region schools

    By DEBBIE KELLEY AND MARIA St. louis-Sanchez The Gazette -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    Skyview Middle School near Dublin and Powers boulevards started the 2014-2015 school year with 100 more students than in the fall of 2013. The spike in enrollment pushed the school to more than 200 students over the building's capacity. That has meant changes. There are five lunch...

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