• Colorado attorney general sues for-profit college with campus in Colorado Springs

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    DENVER — Colorado's attorney general accuses a private, for-profit college with campuses in four states of misleading students it promises to prepare for careers in business, computers and health care, The Denver Post reported Wednesday. The Post reported (http://tinyurl.com/mssxbp4)...

  • Money Museum has free admission Saturday for adults, children

    Debbie Kelley
    Published: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    The Money Museum, 818 N. Cascade Ave., offers free admission for children and adults on the third Saturday of every month, including Feb. 21. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors can see rare and unusual coins, a Treasures of the Deep exhibit, the Harry W. Bass Gallery,...

  • Applications being accepted from high school seniors for Peace Scholarships

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    The Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission is accepting applications for its annual Peace Scholarship for high school seniors. The deadline is March 31. The $500 scholarships are given to students who demonstrate a commitment to peaceful conflict resolution, the creation of social...

  • Colorado Springs parents cry foul over grading system tied to new state standards

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    Almost three years after Falcon High School started a new grading system, parents are claiming "epic fail." "It's extremely unfair, and you need a master's degree in education to figure it out," said Freddy Garcia, who has a student at the school in Falcon School District 49. Peter...

  • Colorado school vaccination, exemption rates difficult to analyze

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Feb 16, 2015

    A first-of-its-kind look at vaccination compliance and exemption rates at schools in the Colorado's 20 largest public school districts is drawing concerns about the accuracy of the data. "We are collectively, at the local and state health level, intrigued by the report, but there are...

  • Palmer High wins mock trial southern Colorado regional

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    Palmer High School's mock trial team defeated Coronado High School in the final round of Tuesday's Colorado Bar Association High School Mock Trial Southern Colorado Regionals, but both teams qualified for the state tournament. They will be joined by Thomas McLaren School and Pueblo...

  • Video: A parent to parent, 4-1-1 about new Colorado school testing

    The Gazette
    Published: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    Two parents talk with Gazette Education Reporter Debbie Kelley about why they are so concerned about new standardized testing for their children.

  • Colorado teacher on Jeopardy finals at 4 p.m. today on KKTV

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    Jennifer Giles, a third grade Bi-lingual teacher at Columbine Elementary School in Longmont, will compete on JEOPARDY! Teachers Tournament two-day finals beginning Thursday. The show will air locally at 4 p.m. on KKTV. Giles won $14,400 during Tuesday’s semi-finals competition and...

  • Report: One in 10 female AFA cadets victims of unwanted sexual contact

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    One in 10 female Air Force Academy cadets suffered unwanted sexual contact during the school year that ended in May, and half of the women at the school reported sexual harassment in a Pentagon survey. The results of an annual report card on sexual assault at the academy released...

  • Questions abound as Colorado's standardized testing season looms

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    "What now?" is the question many are asking after the Colorado attorney general's ruling announced Tuesday that the State Board of Education does not have authority to grant waivers to school districts wanting to forgo state-mandated tests. With new standardized testing for third-...

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