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  • Colorado Springs mother will die in student debt default

    by Emily Donovan emily.donovan@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Jul 13, 2014

    At 40 years old, Tara Raskie knows she'll be buried with her student loan debt. A Colorado Springs single mom with daughters who are 19 and 17, Raskie owes $87,000 in federal student loan debt and $7,000 in Colorado student loan debt. For her state debt, a 25 percent garnishment is...

  • Colorado Springs D-11 selected to help develop ways to meet new graduation guidelines for 'next generation learning'

    by Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Jul 13, 2014

    Along with mastering shoelace tying, kindergartners who do activities like Skype with students in a classroom in another country, exchange emails and figure out their similarities and differences will be more ready for college or the workforce after graduating from high school. At...

  • Senator finds colleges and universities failing on sexual assaults

    Caitlin Emma, Politico
    Updated: Sun, Jul 13, 2014

    Colleges and universities across the nation are violating federal law by failing to investigate sexual assaults on campus, according to a report released Wednesday by Sen. Claire McCaskill. The report draws on a national survey that collected responses from more than 300 colleges and...

  • AFA builds discipline from boots up

    by Michael S. Humphreys Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    Drill and ceremony may not be as critical a task to American military service today as it once was, but leaders say it is a vital way to instill discipline in the service member and teamwork in the military unit. The mantra of marching: By training legs, they're training minds. At...

  • District 49 decides to put mill levy override on November ballot

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    The District 49 Board of Education on Thursday voted to notify the El Paso County clerk and recorder of their intention to put a proposed bond and mill levy override question on the November ballot. Directors also approved a new fire and electrical specialist job, and revised the job...

  • Grant money to give Woodland Park School a makeover

    by Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    A parent-driven charge to reduce the amount of scrapes and bruises their kids were coming home with is trumpeting victory. By the time school starts in August, a large dirt and rock lot that abuts Gateway Elementary School's playground in Woodland Park School District RE-2 will be a...

  • D-49 board to vote on possibility of November bond measure

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    Falcon School District 49 board members will vote Thursday on whether to notify El Paso County officials of their plans to place a bond issue question on the November 2014 ballot. The bond measure would increase property taxes to raise funds for alleviating crowding in the district....

  • Former UCCS chancellor 'integral' to early growth

    by Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    Donald Schwartz, former chancellor of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, died July 4 in Colorado Springs. He was 86. Schwartz accepted the job as the university's second chancellor in January 1978, after earlier that month turning down an offer to become president at the...

  • Widefield teacher, coach among 3 killed in crash near Telluride

    by andrea sinclair newspaper -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    A young Widefield teacher was among three people killed early Saturday when their car went off a road near Telluride and rolled down a rocky, steep embankment. Edward Raymond Bollman, a Watson Junior High School teacher who this fall was to move to Widefield High School to coach...

  • Credit union starts new scholarship for college students

    by Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    The Credit Union of Colorado Foundation is seeking applicants for a new college scholarship. The credit union will provide $5,000 annual scholarships for up to four years to six students. Colorado residents enrolled in or scheduled to enter an accredited college or university as an...

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