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  • Host families sought for foreign exchange students

    Debbie Kelley
    Published: Mon, Nov 3, 2014

    World Heritage Student Exchange Programs, a nonprofit organization under the sponsorship of ASSE International, is looking for American families to host high school students from European, Asian, former Soviet, Middle Eastern and African countries. The exchange students speak...

  • Public meeting set to discuss Colorado Springs charter school building priorities

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Nov 1, 2014

    How should The Classical Academy spend about $8 million expected to soon come into its coffers? "It's a great problem that we have, deciding how to spend all this money," spokeswoman Tisha Harris said. The Classical Academy is in northern Colorado Springs in Academy School District...

  • Colorado students isolated as expulsion alternative

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    DENVER — A Colorado school superintendent said Friday he will keep disciplining students by placing them in isolated, 4-by-6-foot rooms to study during school hours as an alternative to expulsion and as a way to reduce a high dropout rate. The punishment is preferable to allowing the...

  • Community college transfer students should apply for four-year schools now

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    Students who plan to transfer from a community college to a four-year college are reminded to apply now for fall admission, in order to receive the same housing and financial aid opportunities as traditional students. For students who want to start in the fall of 2015, the priority...

  • Colorado College Food Rescue makes the big time

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    The Colorado College Food Rescue program has made the big time. After seeing an article in The Gazette about the CC student-initiated program to save unused but still good food from the school cafeteria and local businesses and transport it to soup kitchens and food pantries, NBC’s...

  • Colorado College geology professor makes discovery of career

    By lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    Colorado College geology professor Christine Siddoway made the discovery of her career from the saddle of a road bike. It was during a climb through North Cheyenne Cañon Park that Siddoway, 52, glimpsed alternating bands of sandstone and granite fused vertically in a rocky slope off...

  • Colorado students isolated as expulsion alternative

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    DENVER — A school district in southern Colorado is keeping students isolated in 4-foot by 6-foot rooms for days or weeks during school hours as an alternative to expulsion. According to KMGH-TV (http://bit.ly/1rY9k2Q ), the program in the Center Consolidated School District was...

  • State marching band winners announced

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    Six local high schools placed in the finals of the 2014 Colorado Bandmasters Association state marching band competitions. In the 4A division, Air Academy High School placed first for the fifth consecutive year. Liberty High School took second, Rampart High School placed fourth and...

  • Test scores: Most students in Pikes Peak region, Colorado not on track in social studies, science

    By DEBBIE KELLEY AND MARIA ST. LOUIS-SANCHEZ The Gazette -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    Local elementary and middle school students nearly parallel state averages in science and social studies knowledge and how on track they are to graduate ready for college or the job market, according to standardized test results the Colorado Department of Education released Monday....

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