• Colorado teacher on Jeopardy finals at 4 p.m. today on KKTV

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    Jennifer Giles, a third grade Bi-lingual teacher at Columbine Elementary School in Longmont, will compete on JEOPARDY! Teachers Tournament two-day finals beginning Thursday. The show will air locally at 4 p.m. on KKTV. Giles won $14,400 during Tuesday’s semi-finals competition and...

  • Report: One in 10 female AFA cadets victims of unwanted sexual contact

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    One in 10 female Air Force Academy cadets suffered unwanted sexual contact during the school year that ended in May, and half of the women at the school reported sexual harassment in a Pentagon survey. The results of an annual report card on sexual assault at the academy released...

  • Questions abound as Colorado's standardized testing season looms

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    "What now?" is the question many are asking after the Colorado attorney general's ruling announced Tuesday that the State Board of Education does not have authority to grant waivers to school districts wanting to forgo state-mandated tests. With new standardized testing for third-...

  • GOP's revival of parental-rights measure passes Senate

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    DENVER — A bill giving parents broad authority over their children's school curriculum and medical treatment won initial approval Wednesday in the Colorado Senate, where Republicans said parents are sometimes trampled by overbearing school authorities. But the bill Republicans call...

  • UCCS office windows shot second time this month

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    For the second time in just more than a week, employees arrived Tuesday morning to find office windows shot out in the Academic Office Building at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. A handful of windows in the building were shot and shattered by a BB gun, some of which...

  • Ellicott assistant principal gets state honor

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    Susan Flores, assistant principal of Ellicott Elementary School, has been named the 2015 Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year for Colorado by the Colorado Association of School Executives. An educator for more 17 years, Flores is in her second year in the job at Ellicott...

  • Tickets for LeVar Burton's Colorado Springs discussion go on sale Tuesday

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Feb 9, 2015

    Tickets go on sale Tuesday for a talk by former Star Trek actor and Emmy Award-winning host of "Reading Rainbow" LeVar Burton. He will speak at 7 p.m. April 14 in the Gallogly Events Center on the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Burton, 58, will discuss literacy in...

  • Woodland Park High gets national teaching award

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Feb 9, 2015

    Carrie Sexton Harper, a 2004 graduate of Woodland Park High School who earned her bachelor's degree at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, is rocking it as a teacher. She won the prestigious Milken Family Foundation Award for Educators - the teaching equivalent of an...

  • Colorado Springs could get two more charter schools

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Feb 9, 2015

    An informational meeting for two possible new charter schools in Colorado Springs, the Adventures for Learning Career Academies, will be held at 1:15 p.m. March 14 at the Ruth Holley Library, 685 North Murray Blvd. The nonprofit school caters to at-risk students by offering...

  • Survey of Colorado teaching, learning conditions starts this week

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Feb 9, 2015

    The fourth rendition of a biennial statewide survey initiated in 2008 to gauge teaching and learning conditions in public schools will launch Wednesday, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Commissioner of Education Robert Hammond announced Monday. School-based educators are being...

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