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  • $10 prom dress sale to benefit Colorado Springs' Urban Peak

    by Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    More than 300 prom dresses in a variety of colors and styles that have been around the dance floor a few times are prepping for another date. In what's being called one of those "win-win" situations, the donated pre-worn prom dresses will be sold for $10 each on Saturday, and all...

  • Colorado Springs teacher goes public with reasons for resignation

    by Carol McGraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    A poignant resignation letter that Colorado Springs teacher Pauline Hawkins wrote and posted on her blog Monday talks about her love of teaching and the pride she has in her students, colleagues, school and district. And yet, she writes that she is resigning her post after 11 years...

  • Colorado education board asks lawmakers to repeal multi-state tests

    By Zahira Torres, The Denver Post -
    Published: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Colorado's board of education passed a resolution Wednesday asking the legislature to pull out of a multi-state testing consortium and allow it to develop its own tests for public school students. Republican members led by board chair Paul Lundeen passed the resolution by a 4-3 vote....

  • Teen stabs 22 at Pittsburgh-area high school

    Associated Press -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    MURRYSVILLE, Pa. — Flailing away with two kitchen knives, a 16-year-old boy with a "blank expression" stabbed and slashed 21 students and a security guard in the crowded halls of his suburban Pittsburgh high school Wednesday before an assistant principal tackled him. At least five...

  • School budget proposal clears hurdle in Colorado

    By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press -
    Published: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    DENVER — A $500 million package to start refilling Colorado school budgets decimated during the last recession cleared a major hurdle Wednesday in the state Legislature. The two bills awaiting a final vote in the Colorado House aim to use the state's improving tax collections to...

  • Volunteers to patrol north Colorado schools

    Associated Press
    Published: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    FORT COLLINS — Volunteer reserve sheriff's deputies will begin patrolling elementary schools in Larimer County starting in late April. Larimer County sheriff's spokeswoman Jennifer Hillmann says the Thompson School District Marshal Program is being implemented following parents'...

  • Students line LA street with desks in protest

    Associated Press -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    xLOS ANGELES — Los Angeles students protesting neglect of poorer schools took to the streets, and they brought their desks with them. Some 375 empty desks blocked a downtown street, stopping traffic for several hours Tuesday outside the Los Angeles Unified School District's...

  • School gives Colorado Springs students a head start on college

    by Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    What some consider to be the high school education model of the future is here - and already popular enough to expand its reach. Colorado Springs Early Colleges received authorization from the Colorado Charter School Institute to open in 2007, focusing on students simultaneously...

  • Side Streets: School has 140 years of teaching deaf, blind students

    Bill Vogrin
    Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Don't be fooled by the imposing old stone buildings of the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind standing tall atop the hill at Institute Street east of downtown Colorado Springs. They only look old from the outside. You might be surprised at what's inside the 17 buildings on...

  • Habanero peppers found in Colorado school playground where kids had mystery reaction

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Six habanero peppers are being blamed for Monday afternoon's haz-mat situation at a Lakewood school. At about 1 p.m. Monday a skin reaction sent seven students from Jefferson County Open School to hospitals, and about two dozen others were decontaminated on site before the school was...

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