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  • A few more weeks are left for students to enter the Radon Poster Contest

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    Colorado students have until Oct. 31 to enter this year's national Radon Poster Contest, designed to raise awareness for radon testing and inform people of the danger of radon in their homes. Children ages 9-14 enrolled in a public, private, territorial, tribal, Department of Defense...

  • Colorado Springs school district's attempts to end standardized testing nixed - for now

    By Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    What seemed like a long shot - the area's largest school district forgoing state standardized testing agenda and coming up with a different way of doing things - is panning out to be an impossibility. At least for now. All Colorado Springs School District 11 students will take the...

  • Power outage, fumes close 2 Denver-area schools

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — Students at two Denver-area schools are missing class because of problems in their buildings. Students at Horizon High School in Thornton were sent home early Thursday because of a power outage there. In Highlands Ranch, fumes from a malfunctioning floor cleaner...

  • Apparent whisper-only changes in Aspen cafeteria

    Associated Press
    Published: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    ASPEN — The whisper-only policy in the Aspen Elementary School cafeteria is apparently over. The principal and assistant principal who had been blowing whistles at students talking too loudly have turned monitoring of the cafeteria back over to teachers. Parent Teacher Organization...

  • UCCS gets grant to help fight cyber crimes

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    The cyber protection research that will come from a $70,000 grant Northrop Grumman Corp. gave the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs on Wednesday will look like the work of James Bond 007, only it won't be fake. "It will be like making a movie - if you open something up and it...

  • Corporate donation will build a new space education center in Colorado Springs

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    A $400,000 grant will establish the Lockheed Martin Space Education Center at the Space Foundation World Headquarters and Discovery Center in Colorado Springs. The funding from Lockheed Martin Corp., a global security and aerospace company, will provide science, technology,...

  • Efforts launched to help students apply to college, complete degrees

    Debbie Kelley
    Published: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    To increase the number of degrees obtained in Colorado, throughout the month of October, Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia and the Colorado Department of Higher Education are highlighting opportunities available to high school students to apply to college and programs available on campuses to help...

  • Colorado Springs charter school serving impoverished students gets major boost

    By debbie kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    A big boost from Colorado Springs-based philanthropic powerhouse El Pomar Foundation will help a local charter school that caters to low-income and special education students complete its high school. El Pomar Foundation last week awarded Atlas Preparatory School a $750,000 grant....

  • Southern Colorado police: Students brought marijuana to sell at middle school

    By Sarah Rose, Canon City Daily Record
    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    Middle school students brought a pound of marijuana to sell at a school last week, said Florence Police Department Chief Mike DeLaurentis at Monday's Florence City Council meeting. He said the children got the marijuana from someone's back yard. "We've been experiencing more and...

  • Colorado teacher fired after lab accident

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    DENVER — A chemistry teacher has been fired after four students were burned, one seriously, when a fire erupted in a Denver high school chemistry laboratory while the teacher was conducting a demonstration with methanol, a school spokeswoman said Tuesday. A letter was sent to parents...

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