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  • People flock to UCCS for Japanese cultural experience

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Oct 4, 2014

    The sound of swords slicing through the air was deafening compared to the tranquility of the audience. Sensei John Martin led the demonstration watched by hundreds of people in an auditorium at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Saturday was the Japanese Cultural...

  • Fate of Colorado College program to feed homeless sparks debate

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    A 22-year-old Colorado College program enlisting students to cook food every week for the homeless will serve its last meal Nov. 16. Amid grumbling concerns from past and present students, CC officials plan to end the venerable Community Kitchen in six weeks to make way for another...

  • Colorado school board vote doesn't appease critics

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    GOLDEN — Students, parents and teachers in suburban Denver vow to continue demonstrating against a school board's new conservative majority after it refused to back off plans to review Advanced Placement U.S. history courses for what some see as anti-American content. The Jefferson...

  • Suburban Denver school board won't back off history class review, more protests planned

    By Colleen Slevin, Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    GOLDEN — A suburban Denver school board refused to back off plans to review U.S. history courses for what some see as anti-American content, despite waves of protest from students and parents who accused the new conservative majority of trying to indoctrinate children politically. A...

  • Colorado Springs school kids get moving to raise money, obesity awareness

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    Instead of getting stars on their school work for a job well done, Howbert Elementary students earned stickers Wednesday for a different reason. They moved their bodies. For 45 minutes, the school's 285 kindergarten through fifth-grader pupils participated in the first Westside...

  • Student protests: A look at changes in college prep history courses

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    DENVER — Colorado students and teachers are protesting a school board's attempt to change the new way some history college prep classes are being taught and tested. For years, high school teachers have complained that Advanced Placement history classes — electives which are meant to...

  • Q&A: What are students in Colorado protesting?

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

      DENVER — A fight in Colorado over how United States' history is taught has pitted the new conservative majority on a suburban Denver school board against students and teachers who accuse the board of censorship. The students and teachers are protesting possible changes to...

  • App teaches kindergartners basic computer coding

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — This computer programming app is so easy to use that even a kindergartener can do it. Researchers in Massachusetts have created a basic computer coding app that they say is the first designed specifically for children as young as 5. Kids who haven't yet learned...

  • Local school district receives grant from DoD to advance STEM education

    Debbie Kelley
    Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    The Department of Defense Education Activity Educational Partnership awarded a $1.7 million grant to  Wildfield School District 3 for this school year.  The district serves military students from Fort Carson Army Base, Peterson Air Force Base, the Air Force Academy, Schreiver...

  • Officer hurt; Denver-area school secured as suspect sought

    Associated Press
    Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    DENVER — Authorities say a Denver police officer has been injured while trying to arrest a man, and security has been increased at a school while other officers hunt for the suspect. The Denver Post reports (http://tinyurl.com/l7uqp67 ) the officer might have suffered a broken...

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