• Medical students to begin rotations at El Paso County Public Health

    BY JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    Medical students from a Parker-based osteopathic university have begun four-week clinical rotations at El Paso County Public Health, the health department announced Thursday. The partnership between Rocky Vista University and the department signals the latest expansion of medical...

  • Pikes Peak area engineers collaborate to promote their fields, hook students

    By barbara cotter The Gazette -
    Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    Five Pikes Peak area organizations are coming together next week to shine a spotlight on the field of engineering - and perhaps recruit a few students to join the field. In honor of National Engineers Week, the groups are joining forces for the first time to make the community aware...

  • Denver-area school board won't review AP US history

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    DENVER — There are no plans to review the new Advanced Placement U.S. history curriculum in the suburban Denver district where hundreds of students left class to protest the proposal last fall, the school board president said Thursday. President Ken Witt said the Jefferson County...

  • Defense attorney: 'No such evidence' to convict Air Force Academy cadet in Boulder sexual assault case

    By Tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    BOULDER - The attorney for an Air Force Academy cadet accused of sexually assaulting and kidnapping a female classmates told reporters outside a courtroom here that there's not enough evidence to convict his client. Inside the courtroom, Boulder County prosecutors on Thursday filed...

  • Colorado may pay to get more local food in schools

    By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    DENVER — A Colorado bill to spend about $5 million to put more local produce in school cafeterias passed its first test Wednesday at the Legislature. But the measure passed by a single vote after complaints that it takes money from classroom instruction. The bill sets up a grant...

  • 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...

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