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  • Colorado may tweak teacher tenure rules

    Associated Press -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    DENVER — Colorado's new teacher tenure system is under the microscope at the state Capitol, where lawmakers are expected to consider changing provisions some teachers say aren't legal. The House Education Committee is starting work Monday on a bill to prevent school districts from...

  • Class seeks suspected Nazi who aided Jewish family

    JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN, Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Students at a Connecticut university are working on a daunting assignment: Who was the suspected Nazi who protected a Jewish family 75 years ago from violence and warned them to flee Austria just before World War II broke out? The University of New Haven...

  • Court: NYC can ban church service in public school

    TOM HAYS, Associated Press
    Published: Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — In the latest chapter of a long-running legal fight over separation of church and state, a federal appeals court again ruled on Thursday that New York City school officials can ban a small Christian congregation from holding weekend services in a grade school. The...

  • Colorado education bill advances, but schools still wary

    By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    DENVER — A hefty education overhaul described as the marquee Colorado schools bill of the year advanced toward a vote Friday — but not before some big amendments to address schools' complaints about the bill. The measure attempts to backfill school budgets that were decimated...

  • Tutor Holly Tracy has been helping Colorado Springs adults learn to read for 25 years

    by Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    It's not that adults who can't read and write are unintelligent or unwilling. They're bright enough and motivated enough to figure out how to get by in today's high-tech society without those particular skills - in itself a big accomplishment. "They're very smart. They know how to...

  • Deportation ruling will let student graduate in Colorado

    Associated Press -
    Published: Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    SILVERTHORNE — A high school student who was locked up by immigration authorities is being given time to graduate before his case comes up in court. Jaime Leon Rivas walked out of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement lockup in Aurora on April 2 after his attorney got a stay...

  • Gender comments by conservative scholar draw fire

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    BOULDER — A visiting conservative scholar at the University of Colorado says educational institutions have gone overboard trying to protect people from discrimination. Steven Hayward said in an interview with Colorado Public Radio on March 17 that women were under-represented in...

  • Springtime in the Rockies = blast of winter: About 4 inches of snow fell in Colorado Springs, more north of the city

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    Welcome to springtime in the Rockies. Although up to 9 inches of snow fell northwest of Peterson Air Force Base, National Weather Service meteorologist Kyle Mozley said no records were broken Thursday, Most of Colorado Springs got about 4 to 4.5 inches of snow and further north in...

  • Colorado Springs startup GetOutfitted ices competition in Big Ideas battle

    by WAYNE HEILMAN wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    A startup company that rents winter sports clothing online has big plans to expand the service globally and capture a major part of the $53 billion ski products market. On Tuesday, GetOutfitted took a major step toward its goal by winning the $25,000 first prize in the Colorado...

  • Mass. teacher uses Rubik's Cube to teach math

    The Standard-Times/Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Mar 30, 2014

    LAKEVILLE, Mass. (AP) — Whenever possible, Nate Eleuterio likes to make his math classes at Freetown-Lakeville Middle School fun. The teacher promised to give extra credit to the student who could correctly list the most digits in Pi, the never-ending number that represents the...

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