• Colorado schools to track marijuana offenses by students

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    DENVER — Colorado schools will begin compiling data on students who get busted for using or distributing marijuana, an effort aimed at gauging the effects of the drug's legalization in the state. The new requirement is an addition to a 2012 law directing law enforcement and district...

  • Colorado education board chief resigns from 'dysfunctional' board, slams colleagues

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    Discord, dysfunction and delayed decision-making are among the reasons Marcia Neal cited Thursday in resigning as chairwoman of the Colorado State Board of Education. "Unfortunately, I do not see that the current board is interested in working together and reaching consensus," her...

  • Local school district board selects new member following a resignation

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    The newest member of the Lewis-Palmer School District 38 board of education is a former principal with 33 years of experience in the field. Julie Jadomski was chosen this week from a pool of applicants for the District 5 position, open due to the resignation of Robb Pike in May. Pike...

  • Religious freedom lawsuit against Colorado Springs school dropped

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    A nonprofit legal organization has withdrawn a federal civil rights lawsuit it filed in November, after the leader of a prayer group at Pine Creek High said the school prohibited students from praying and talking about religious topics during a period called "seminar." A U.S....

  • Timing error in SAT test books won't affect scores, College Board rules

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    After announcing that the June 6 SAT test contained a printing error in the test books administered in the United States, The College Board said Monday that affected sections will not be scored. “We will still be able to provide reliable scores for all students who took the SAT on...

  • Colorado Springs school district expanding bus service

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    Gaby Gomez’s son won’t have to rely on his little legs for transportation when he starts first grade in August at Wilson Elementary School. Wilson and five other elementary schools in Colorado Springs School District 11 that have not had bus service will soon. “It’s good,” Gomez...

  • Colorado Springs school districts not alone with teacher retention problems

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jun 8, 2015

    A smaller stable of candidates, stymied funding and stiff competition have made attracting and keeping good teachers increasingly difficult for local public school districts. But, "It's not just Colorado. Places are struggling with teacher recruitment nationwide," said Paul McCarty,...

  • Former Denver gang member illustrates problem's complexities

    DONNA BRYSON, Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Jun 7, 2015

    DENVER — The young man in the baggy cargo pants and scraggly hipster beard could have been among the dead. Instead, Sir Martin was reading a poem at a high school in a northeast Denver neighborhood that has seen gang shootings and describing his own missteps that led to crime. A...

  • Photos: 33 greatest 2015 graduation moments in the Colorado Springs area

    The Gazette
    Updated: Sun, Jun 7, 2015

    Graduation season is in full swing in the Colorado Springs area. The Gazette is photographing graduations for the Pikes Peak region's Class of 2015. You can see your school's photo gallery, order prints and share your own photos at gazette.com/graduation, presented by Presented...

  • AROUND TOWN: Women friends link for community

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jun 7, 2015

    All it took was two women. In 1946, the Philadelphia pair invited seven more friends to create a club for African- American women that helps successful women "understand and accept their social and civic responsibilities" along with fostering cultural appreciation through the arts and...

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