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  • 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...

  • Fire destroys Colorado high school bus

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    STERLING — Investigators are looking into the cause of a fire that destroyed a bus carrying a northeastern Colorado high school football team but caused no injuries. The Sterling Journal-Advocate reports (http://tinyurl.com/n9gy3y5 ) the school bus caught fire Saturday while...

  • Colorado schools counting on students on Wednesday

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    Schools want every student to be in their seat when the bell rings Wednesday. Along with being National Homemade Cookie Day and National Fire Pup Day, Oct. 1 is "count day" in Colorado. That's the official pupil enrollment date for Colorado's 178 school districts to establish...

  • Police: 1 child hurt, school evacuated in Kentucky

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — One child was injured and a high school was evacuated after a report of weapons seen on the campus in Louisville, police said Tuesday. Spokeswoman Alicia Smiley says the child sustained non-life threatening injuries and that a parent was with the child. Smiley...

  • Here's why Jeffco-like school protests probably won't happen in Colorado Springs

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    It hasn't happened here. And it probably won't. That's what some educators and students are saying about the extended walkouts by Jefferson County students and sick-outs by their teachers. The issues - teachers upset about pay and evaluations, and students worried about potential...

  • Middle School students walk-out as Jeffco protests continue

    By Jesse Paul, The Denver Post
    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    Several dozen students from Carmody Middle School walked out of classes on Tuesday morning, continuing three weeks of student, teacher and parent protests in Jefferson County targeted at board leadership. Tuesday's protests, first reported by 7News, represent the first time...

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