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  • Denver-area students interrupt school board meeting, are escorted away

    By Jesse Paul, The Denver Post
    Updated: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    Roughly two-dozen students were ejected from a Jefferson County Board of Education meeting on Thursday night after interrupting proceedings. Some students read from their history textbooks while others recited the Pledge of Allegiance during the meeting, a video recording showed. The...

  • Former teacher sentenced to probation for having sex with student

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    A former Mesa Ridge High School teacher who had sex with a 17-year-old student will be on sex offender intensive supervised probation indefinitely, a judge ruled Thursday. Roger Thomas French Jr., 31, was also sentenced to 20 days in jail by Judge Scott Sells. French resigned from...

  • Local Sertoma club donates to program for deaf and hearing-impaired students

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Nov 6, 2014

    The High Noon Sertoma Club will donate $16,000 to Stratton Elementary School's Deaf and Hard of Hearing program Friday. The funds will be used to purchase special receivers that amplify the teachers' voice. Stratton Elementary School, 2460 Paseo Road, is in Colorado Springs School...

  • Fountain-Fort Carson elementary school closed after water main break

    The Gazette
    Updated: Thu, Nov 6, 2014

    Abrams Elementary School in Fountain-Fort Carson District 8 is closed on Thursday due to a water main break. The new parent orientation meeting and STEM night that were scheduled are postponed until a further date.

  • UCCS students join 'mattress girl' in effort to bring awareness about sex assaults

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    A mattress usually brings thoughts of sleep, relaxation, perhaps companionship. But the extra-long twin mattress Tessa Danielle and other students are carrying around their college campus this week is meant to represent a different image: sexual assault. "It's in total solidarity....

  • State's only approved initiative concerns teachers

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    DENVER — A new law to change the way school boards negotiate with teacher unions was the only statewide Colorado ballot measure approved by voters Tuesday. And it's not clear how the little-noticed Proposition 104 will change the way teachers and school districts negotiate. The...

  • Voters approve school financing measures in four of six districts

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    Pikes Peak region voters showed their support for school financing measures, approving proposals from four of six districts in unofficial election results Tuesday. Tax increases for schools, in general, tend to be more attractive to voters, said Josh Dunn, associate professor of...

  • Head Start still making a difference after 50 years

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    Casey Massengill doesn't know what she would have done without Head Start, a federally funded preschool program for low-income parents that is observing its 50th anniversary. The wife of a soldier stationed at Fort Carson and mom of two young boys, Massengill noticed her oldest son,...

  • Former Arapahoe High security guard says school ignored warning signs

    By Zahira Torres, The Denver Post
    Updated: Tue, Nov 4, 2014

    A former Arapahoe High School security guard on Monday released audio of secretly recorded meetings that her attorney said proves she was a victim of retaliation. Attorney Dan Recht said his client, Christina Kolk, was pressured to refute statements made by Cameron Rust, another...

  • How to pick a college? Data crunchers hope to help

    By ANNE FLAHERTY The Associated Press -
    Updated: Mon, Nov 3, 2014

    For many high school seniors, fall means deciding where to apply for college and maybe visiting a guidance counselor. Data crunchers hope to help. The popularity of social media sites and advancements in the ability to analyze the vast amounts of data we put online give members of the...

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