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  • Kids delight in Space Foundation's Mars exhibit

    By TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    Despite their scientific endeavor, the vocabulary of the children involved was limited Saturday. "Cool." "Wow." "Woah." Those words were music to Brian Douglass' ears as he showed a half-dozen elementary schoolers the basics of Mars exploration at The Space Foundation off Garden of...

  • CU-Boulder faculty oversight proposal stymied

    Sarah Kuta, Boulder Daily Camera
    Updated: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    A group of faculty members and graduate students is calling on the University of Colorado to create a neutral oversight body for the campus office that investigates sexual harassment and discrimination claims involving employees. University officials, however, quickly shot down that...

  • Children, adults can 'Explore Mars' on Saturday at Space Foundation Center

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    The Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs, 4425 Arrowswest Drive, is offering a special day of "Exploring Mars," on Saturday, as part of its monthly "Star Days" series. Kids and adults can drive a rover on a simulated Martian terrain, play Minecraft Mission To Mars in...

  • Local middle school awarded for having a strong PTA-staff relationship

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    Jenkins Middle School in Colorado Springs School District 11 has been named a National PTA School of Excellence. The program recognizes partnerships between parent-teacher associations and schools to improve students’ educational experience and the school environment for every child....

  • New play field adds to the fun at Wolford Elementary

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    The fun department keeps growing at Edith Wolford Elementary School. The school, which came close to being burned in the Black Forest fire in June 2013, got new playground equipment last school year. It now has a new play field. Over the summer, a dirt lot on the southwest side of...

  • Widefield's MLK elementary gets a much-needed $5 million makeover

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    Built in 1973, Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School in Widefield boasted a new model of school design that called for open classrooms. But that concept went by the wayside as it became apparent that openness meant noisiness, problems with heating and cooling, and lighting...

  • Colorado Springs company honored for its support of STEM education

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    A Colorado Springs-based defense contractor is one of seven companies across the state to be recognized for its leadership and financial contributions in helping develop science, technology, engineering and math fields, or STEM, for students. The Colorado Education Initiative...

  • How Colorado Springs-area school districts are responding after fatal teen crash

    The Gazette
    Updated: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    Counselors were on hand at Palmer Ridge High School throughout the day Tuesday to talk with grieving students after two students died in an auto crash. State troopers said speed and alcohol were factors in the deadly single-vehicle crash in Black Forest that killed seniors Beau...

  • Community grieves loss of Monument students; school districts provide education, support

    By andrea sinclair and LISA WALTON The Gazette -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    Palmer Ridge High School began the day Tuesday with a moment of silence in honor of two students who were killed in a Monday morning car crash, and a wooden cross erected at the crash site near Black Forest quickly was signed with messages from mourners. "Forever," "miss you," "love"...

  • Free McDonald's breakfast Wednesday to Colorado K-8th graders

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    Breakfast is on the house Wednesday for kindergartners through eighth-graders in Colorado. The house of Ronald McDonald, that is. McDonald's restaurants throughout the state will supply free breakfast to children under age 15 who are accompanied by a parent or guardian. The...

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