• Harrison student scores big with Gates scholarship

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    Keenan Wright is one of the most dedicated students his high school teachers have seen. For the past four years, he has kept a bulls-eye focus on his goals and accomplished most of them. He's also devoted to giving back to the community. And he has an infectious smile. Those...

  • Two Colorado Springs high schools rank among the best in the state

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    Two charter high schools in Colorado Springs are among the top 10 in the state, according to U.S. News and World Report's 2015 ranking of best high schools. The Vanguard School in Cheyenne Mountain School District 12 is rated second best in the state, behind No 1. Liberty Commons...

  • Colorado school authorities back off survey changes

    The Associated Press
    Published: Wed, May 13, 2015

    DENVER — Colorado school officials backed off a plan Wednesday to change how the state asks kids about their sex lives and drug use in anonymous surveys. The decision came after health authorities pleaded to keep the survey intact to get the best data now that marijuana is legal for...

  • Colorado teacher charged with sexually assaulting student

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, May 13, 2015

    BROOMFIELD — A suburban Denver middle school teacher is accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a student for nearly a year, starting when she was 13. Prosecutors filed sexual assault charges against 45-year-old Christian Rocky Armstrong on Wednesday, a day after he was arrested....

  • PPCC students help low-income tax filers get refunds

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Wed, May 13, 2015

    Pikes Peak Community College, along with the Denver-based Piton Foundation, provided free tax preparation for 775 low- to moderate-income families through the Tax Help Colorado program. Twenty-nine Internal Revenue Service certified students spent 1,100 hours preparing and filing the...

  • Middle school girl wins recent Math Olympiad for first time in its history

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Wed, May 13, 2015

    For the first time in the 32-year history of the Colorado Mathematical Olympiad at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, a middle school girl won a first-place prize. Sara Gao, an eighth graader from Campus Middle School in Englewood was one of four first prize winners in...

  • CU reaches settlement with professor accused of harassment

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, May 13, 2015

    BOULDER — A University of Colorado professor accused of retaliating against a female graduate student who reported being sexually assaulted by a fellow student has resigned after a months-long battle for his termination. The Daily Camera of Boulder reports (http://bit.ly/1cvh633 )...

  • Study: Teachers say they're stressed out

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Tue, May 12, 2015

    The American Federation of Teachers, a union of 1.6 million educators, released on Tuesday the results of a survey on well-being, working conditions and stressors for teachers and school support staff across the country. More than 30,000 educators filled out the first of its kind,...

  • Deadline for students to enter Chipotle's essay contest about food nears

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Tue, May 12, 2015

    Chipotle Mexican Grill has launched a Cultivating Thought essay contest, a writing scholarship competition for students ages 13 to 18. Essays are due May 31. By entering original stories about a time when food created a memory, participating students will have the chance to see their...

  • Secretary of Education to multi-task during this week's visit to Denver

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Tue, May 12, 2015

    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit Denver Wednesday and Thursday to take part in a roundtable with Native youth, a basketball clinic, a school visit, a lunch with the Denver Education Compact and keynote remarks at Denver Community College’s graduation ceremony. On...

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