• 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...

  • Widefield teacher to speak to Congress about P.E. funding

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

    Josh Tutje, a P.E. teacher at Sproul Junior High in Widefield School District 3, will meet with lawmakers in Washington D.C. Tuesday and Wednesday to advocate for federal support for physical education and health programs in public schools. Tutje will be among 122 teachers from 37...

  • Students can show appreciation for bus drivers Friday during national campaign

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Mon, Feb 9, 2015

    One of the most underappreciated people working in public schools has got to be the bus driver. Friday the 13th is the chance for students and parents to show a little love for the person who makes sure students get to and from school safely. As part of the eighth annual National...

  • Sign Choir lets Colorado Springs students feel the music

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

    It's 4 o'clock on a Friday afternoon, and SueAnn Gurwell's classroom at Stratton Elementary School is filling up. Students from elementary, middle and high schools from throughout Colorado Springs School District 11 are reporting for choir practice. It's no ordinary ensemble,...

  • Colorado high school students may get a break

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Feb 9, 2015

    DENVER — Nearly two years after the Colorado Board of Education approved the first common set of expectations all students must meet to earn a high school diploma, educators are proposing changes that could lower the bar. Proposed changes to the 2013 guidelines include giving more...

  • Colorado GOP looks to make big education changes

    By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Feb 9, 2015

    DENVER — Colorado Republicans are using their new power in the state Legislature to float a raft of conservative proposals to change public education — but many of the proposals stand little chance of becoming law. From private-school tax credits to new sex education policies,...

  • Air Force Academy cadets show skill in cybersecurity competition

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Feb 8, 2015

    Cadets at the Air Force Academy recently took top honors at a Pennsylvania cybersecurity competition pitting them against their counterparts from other service academies. It's a competition that involves tons of brains if little brawn as cadets battle to control computer networks and...

  • Students learn from mistakes at engineering competition in Colorado Springs

    By Maria St. louis-sanchez maria.sanchez@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Feb 7, 2015

    The engineering marvels of tomorrow apparently start with the engineering mistakes of today. That's what the next generation of engineers learned at Saturday's regional Sea Perch competition at Coronado High School as their remote-controlled underwater vehicles lost propellers,...

  • UCCS gets new dean for College of Education

    BY JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Feb 7, 2015

    An Ohio University professor with a deep background in higher education will head the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs' College of Education. Valerie Martin Conley, 49, will take over as dean of the college on July 1 - filling a position that became available when Mary...

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