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  • Colorado education board asks lawmakers to repeal multi-state tests

    By Zahira Torres, The Denver Post -
    Published: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Colorado's board of education passed a resolution Wednesday asking the legislature to pull out of a multi-state testing consortium and allow it to develop its own tests for public school students. Republican members led by board chair Paul Lundeen passed the resolution by a 4-3 vote....

  • Teen stabs 22 at Pittsburgh-area high school

    Associated Press -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    MURRYSVILLE, Pa. — Flailing away with two kitchen knives, a 16-year-old boy with a "blank expression" stabbed and slashed 21 students and a security guard in the crowded halls of his suburban Pittsburgh high school Wednesday before an assistant principal tackled him. At least five...

  • School budget proposal clears hurdle in Colorado

    By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press -
    Published: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    DENVER — A $500 million package to start refilling Colorado school budgets decimated during the last recession cleared a major hurdle Wednesday in the state Legislature. The two bills awaiting a final vote in the Colorado House aim to use the state's improving tax collections to...

  • Volunteers to patrol north Colorado schools

    Associated Press
    Published: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    FORT COLLINS — Volunteer reserve sheriff's deputies will begin patrolling elementary schools in Larimer County starting in late April. Larimer County sheriff's spokeswoman Jennifer Hillmann says the Thompson School District Marshal Program is being implemented following parents'...

  • Students line LA street with desks in protest

    Associated Press -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    xLOS ANGELES — Los Angeles students protesting neglect of poorer schools took to the streets, and they brought their desks with them. Some 375 empty desks blocked a downtown street, stopping traffic for several hours Tuesday outside the Los Angeles Unified School District's...

  • School gives Colorado Springs students a head start on college

    by Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    What some consider to be the high school education model of the future is here - and already popular enough to expand its reach. Colorado Springs Early Colleges received authorization from the Colorado Charter School Institute to open in 2007, focusing on students simultaneously...

  • Side Streets: School has 140 years of teaching deaf, blind students

    Bill Vogrin
    Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Don't be fooled by the imposing old stone buildings of the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind standing tall atop the hill at Institute Street east of downtown Colorado Springs. They only look old from the outside. You might be surprised at what's inside the 17 buildings on...

  • Habanero peppers found in Colorado school playground where kids had mystery reaction

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Six habanero peppers are being blamed for Monday afternoon's haz-mat situation at a Lakewood school. At about 1 p.m. Monday a skin reaction sent seven students from Jefferson County Open School to hospitals, and about two dozen others were decontaminated on site before the school was...

  • Colorado Springs D-11 will vote on updated steps to school closures

    by Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Revisions to a 1983 policy on how Colorado Springs School District 11 handles school closures place more responsibility on administrators and teachers.. The district's board of education will vote on the changes at a 6:30 p.m. meeting Wednesday at the administration building, 1115 N....

  • Teachers union bargaining team walks out on talks

    Associated Press -
    Published: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    GOLDEN — Hundreds of Jefferson County teachers walked out of a contract negotiating session on Monday to show their dissatisfaction with school board decisions affecting their wages and the negotiating process. Jefferson County Education Association spokeswoman Stephie Rossi says...

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