• Blog: Colorado College course on 'Mean Girls' grabs limelight

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    Mean girls have always been around, and will always be around. The question is why? That’s the heart of “Queen Bees, WannaBees and Mean Girls,” a recent two-week course at Colorado College that’s receiving quite a bit of attention. Lisa Hughes, professor of comparative literature,...

  • Two new Governor's Council awards recognize health in schools, workplace

    Debbie Kelley
    Published: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    The Governor’s Council for Active and Healthy Lifestyles will launch two new awards this year: The Governor’s Award for School Health and Wellness and the Governor’s Award for Worksite Wellness. Founded in 1975, the bipartisan Council is made up of governor-appointed members and...

  • Colorado school bus driver's restraint of 3-year-old probed

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    DENVER — The Denver school district says a bus driver used an unauthorized device to keep a student in his seat, and the family of the autistic 3-year-old wants more information. The Denver Post reported Wednesday that the district is investigating and placed the driver on...

  • Free tax preparation for low, moderate-income households starts Saturday

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    Starting Saturday, low- to moderate-income families can get free tax preparation assistance through the Tax Help Colorado program. Locally, Pikes Peak Community College is partnering with the Denver-based Piton Foundation to provide the service. IRS-certified PPCC students will prepare...

  • 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...

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