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  • Colorado Springs business leaders urged to focus on early childhood education, care

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Oct 13, 2014

    Forget about saving for college. Parents first must break the piggy bank to pay for child care and preschool. At about $13,000, the average annual cost for full-time infant care in Colorado exceeds the price of most in-state college tuition and fees. Not far behind is the average...

  • Hazmat science draws a crowd at annual Colorado Springs event

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Oct 12, 2014

    Blake Ankrum was like a little kid, showing off gear to a group of eager people. He and three other members of the Colorado Springs Fire Department's Hazardous Materials Response Team were outside at the Cool Science Carnival Day on Saturday on the campus of the University of...

  • Denver-area students to protest history review

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Oct 11, 2014

    LITTLETON — Jefferson County high school students upset about an expected review of the Advanced Placement U.S. history course plan to protest again, but not by walking out of class. Students from schools around the county plan to rally at 3 p.m. Saturday in Littleton's Clement Park....

  • Report: Suburban Denver high school shooter wanted revenge

    By Sadie Gurman, Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    CENTENNIAL — Investigators say the student who killed a classmate before taking his own life at a suburban Denver high school described himself in a diary as "a psychopath with a superiority complex" and indicated he was exacting revenge for being teased in elementary school. In a...

  • Explore at city-wide Colorado Springs Science Festival

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    If Steve Rothstein has his way, a giant science museum will spring up near downtown within the next five years. In the meantime, the president of the Colorado Springs Science Center busies himself with presenting the center's fifth annual Colorado Springs Science Festival, a...

  • A few more weeks are left for students to enter the Radon Poster Contest

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    Colorado students have until Oct. 31 to enter this year's national Radon Poster Contest, designed to raise awareness for radon testing and inform people of the danger of radon in their homes. Children ages 9-14 enrolled in a public, private, territorial, tribal, Department of Defense...

  • Colorado Springs school district's attempts to end standardized testing nixed - for now

    By Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    What seemed like a long shot - the area's largest school district forgoing state standardized testing agenda and coming up with a different way of doing things - is panning out to be an impossibility. At least for now. All Colorado Springs School District 11 students will take the...

  • Power outage, fumes close 2 Denver-area schools

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — Students at two Denver-area schools are missing class because of problems in their buildings. Students at Horizon High School in Thornton were sent home early Thursday because of a power outage there. In Highlands Ranch, fumes from a malfunctioning floor cleaner...

  • Apparent whisper-only changes in Aspen cafeteria

    Associated Press
    Published: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    ASPEN — The whisper-only policy in the Aspen Elementary School cafeteria is apparently over. The principal and assistant principal who had been blowing whistles at students talking too loudly have turned monitoring of the cafeteria back over to teachers. Parent Teacher Organization...

  • UCCS gets grant to help fight cyber crimes

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    The cyber protection research that will come from a $70,000 grant Northrop Grumman Corp. gave the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs on Wednesday will look like the work of James Bond 007, only it won't be fake. "It will be like making a movie - if you open something up and it...

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