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  • Pinnacol Foundation offers scholarships

    by name Newspaper -
    Published: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    The Pinnacol Foundation is accepting applications for scholarships for children whose parents have been seriously injured or killed in work-related accidents, regardless of insurance carrier. The deadline to apply for the 2014-2015 school year is April 15. The average scholarship is...

  • Columbine family member given trespassing ticket near memorial

    Associated Press -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    LITTLETON — Officials at Roxborough State Park have agreed to refund a $50 trespassing ticket given to a woman and her husband while they were visiting a memorial to their cousin who was killed in the Columbine High School massacre. Rhonda Haggerty's cousin, Kyle Velasquez, was...

  • The search is on for a new superintendent for one local school district

    by Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com
    Published: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Cripple Creek-Victor School District RE-1 will start the process of selecting a new superintendent today. At 4 p.m., staff will meet with a representative from the Colorado Association of School Boards to discuss ideas on what the district should look for when seeking candidates....

  • $10 prom dress sale to benefit Colorado Springs' Urban Peak

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

    More than 300 prom dresses in a variety of colors and styles that have been around the dance floor a few times are prepping for another date. In what's being called one of those "win-win" situations, the donated pre-worn prom dresses will be sold for $10 each on Saturday, and all...

  • Colorado Springs teacher goes public with reasons for resignation

    by Carol McGraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    A poignant resignation letter that Colorado Springs teacher Pauline Hawkins wrote and posted on her blog Monday talks about her love of teaching and the pride she has in her students, colleagues, school and district. And yet, she writes that she is resigning her post after 11 years...

  • 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...

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