Poll shows dissatisfaction with school testing and its links to teacher evaluations

By: DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com

A new poll shows a trend that's developed alongside education reform: Americans believe there's too much emphasis on standardized testing in public schools.

Opposition also is mounting to linking teacher...

Space Foundation's annual art contest for children opens

By: DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com

Student artists, ages 3 to 18 years, are invited to enter the Space Foundation's sixth annual International Student Art Contest.

Children may draw, paint or create a digital image for the contest theme "What...

Three local college students win scholarships

By: Debbie Kelley

Air Academy High School graduate Nicholas Sammons, Mesa Ridge High School alumnus Lauren Holmes and Michelle Ihlefeldt, a Colorado Springs single mother of five children, are three of the eight students from...

Mark your calendar: Colorado Springs-area events and meetings this week

By: The Gazette

A look at some of the top happenings around Colorado Springs this week:

- The Colorado College Opening Convocation begins at 9 a.m. Monday at Shove Memorial Chapel, marking the beginning of Colorado...

Colorado Springs residents want to stop development of student housing

By: DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com

Cragmor residents are banding together once again to fight City Hall.

A group of homeowners living near the former Katharine Lee Bates Elementary School at 702 Cragmor Road is trying to stop a 621-bedroom...

Colorado school principal resigns over Hispanic complaints

By: The Associated Press

DENVER — An elementary school principal criticized by parents after Hispanic students were left to eat lunch on the floor of the school's office after misbehaving is resigning.

Denver Public Schools issued a...

11-year-old Colorado Springs student has a plan for flood control

By: DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com

Eleven-year-old Nic MacLennan is familiar with the power of rushing water.

His family's backyard disappeared when Cheyenne Creek flooded nearly two years ago.

Nic was in the fourth grade and remembers...

Metro Denver police find loaded handgun in high school student's backpack

By: Jesse Paul, The Denver Post

A 10th-grader at Thornton High School was arrested Friday after a loaded 9mm handgun was found in his backpack, police say.

Police say they received an anonymous tip just before 9 a.m. that the student had...