• It's a Friday freeze around Colorado Springs; schools, military bases delayed

    BY Stephen Hobbs and Lisa Walton, The Gazette
    Updated: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    Icy roads have returned Friday morning, along with delayed starts for many schools and an expected slow commute in the Colorado Springs area. An arctic cold front similar to the one that hit the Pikes Peak region Wednesday was expected to bring freezing drizzle, snow and fog back to...

  • Colorado education board vote on state testing waivers raises questions

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    The quagmire of standardized testing became even murkier Thursday, with a surprise move by the Colorado State Board of Education leaving more questions than answers for public school districts across the state. On the heels of November's massive student protests against standardized...

  • Colorado Springs' online graduate degree programs rank among best in nation and tops in state

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    Two online graduate programs at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs rank above other similar programs in Colorado, according to U.S. News and World Report. UCCS' online Masters in Business Administration degree program and its online graduate engineering program placed the...

  • Colorado Springs schools placed on lockdown

    BY LISA WALTON lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    Students at Remington Elementary School and Sand Creek High School in District 49 went on lockout status at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday because of police activity in the area, according to officials. Students who normally walk home from both schools were required to be picked up,...

  • Top 5 things adults need to know about going back to college

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    Top five things adults need to know about going to college From Colorado Technical University      1. It’s all about a shift in priorities. If college is a priority, you can make time for it. That may mean movin other priorities or removing them...

  • Grants available for classroom pets

    Debbie Kelley
    Published: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    The Pets in the Classroom grant program is accepting applications from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade teachers, who work in public and private schools. The program is sponsored by the Pet Care Trust and provides money for teachers to buy and maintain small animals in their...

  • Colorado College student works to bring more reliable energy to his homeland

    BY DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    Just a few days into 2015, it looks like the new year will be history-making for Colorado College student Paul Miki Akpablie. The 21-year-old is nearing the realization of his lifelong dream to bring more reliable energy to his homeland, the Republic of Ghana in West Africa. "My...

  • Parents Challenge back to work trying to improve options for Colorado Springs students

    By CAROL MCGRAW The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Jan 5, 2015

    After a two-year break to reorganize, educational empowerment nonprofit Parents Challenge is running at full speed - planning two January events for parents and educators and taking applications for programs that offer scholarships and grants. The mission of Colorado Springs-based...

  • Science, art, fun combine in mini-fruitcake toss in Colorado Springs

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jan 4, 2015

    A fusillade of marshmallows launched from handmade wooden cannons pelted volunteers and parents as more than 30 kids ages 2 to 13 tried out their gadgets. The fruitcakes would fly next. Saturday's Mini-Catapult Fruitcake Toss was a smaller affair - in the number of people and size...

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