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  • School gives Colorado Springs students a head start on college

    by Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    What some consider to be the high school education model of the future is here - and already popular enough to expand its reach. Colorado Springs Early Colleges received authorization from the Colorado Charter School Institute to open in 2007, focusing on students simultaneously...

  • Side Streets: School has 140 years of teaching deaf, blind students

    Bill Vogrin
    Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Don't be fooled by the imposing old stone buildings of the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind standing tall atop the hill at Institute Street east of downtown Colorado Springs. They only look old from the outside. You might be surprised at what's inside the 17 buildings on...

  • Habanero peppers found in Colorado school playground where kids had mystery reaction

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Six habanero peppers are being blamed for Monday afternoon's haz-mat situation at a Lakewood school. At about 1 p.m. Monday a skin reaction sent seven students from Jefferson County Open School to hospitals, and about two dozen others were decontaminated on site before the school was...

  • Colorado Springs D-11 will vote on updated steps to school closures

    by Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Revisions to a 1983 policy on how Colorado Springs School District 11 handles school closures place more responsibility on administrators and teachers.. The district's board of education will vote on the changes at a 6:30 p.m. meeting Wednesday at the administration building, 1115 N....

  • Teachers union bargaining team walks out on talks

    Associated Press -
    Published: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    GOLDEN — Hundreds of Jefferson County teachers walked out of a contract negotiating session on Monday to show their dissatisfaction with school board decisions affecting their wages and the negotiating process. Jefferson County Education Association spokeswoman Stephie Rossi says...

  • Springs teen creates winning design for Colorado Avalanche helmet

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    As a young child, Justin Cox hoped to one day play ice hockey like his hero, NHL goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere. As his artistic skills matured, so did his dreams. The ice, however, remained his main inspiration. When the Palmer High School senior saw a notice seeking entries for...

  • Death of teacher tenure bill means court showdown is likely

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com The Gazeete -
    Published: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    DENVER - Any chance for a compromise outside of court over a teacher tenure squabble all but disappeared Monday as both sides dug in their heels on the last remaining chance for a deal - a bill that, as drafted, sided with teachers' unions. The Colorado Education Association filed...

  • Irritations prompt evacuation of Lakewood school; 5 students hospitalized

    Kieran Nicholson, The Denver Post
    Updated: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    A school in Lakewood was being evacuated Monday afternoon after students on the playground complained of skin irritation. The incident unfolded just after 1 p.m. at the Jefferson County Open School, 7655 W. 10th Ave. in Lakewood, said Melissa Reeves, a Jeffco Public Schools...

  • Colorado scientist gets NASA grant to study twins Scott and Mark Kelly

    Associated Press -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    FORT COLLINS — A Colorado State University health researcher has received a NASA grant for a radiation study in which the subjects will be one twin in space and his brother back on earth. In an announcement Monday, the university said the project by Susan Bailey is among 10 to...

  • Colorado charter schools encounter dress code friction

    by Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    Hair that's been ruled as too short, too long or too blue has caused repercussions for Colorado public school students. Education officials say they have the power of state law behind them in setting a Goldilocks ideal of "just right." "You can prohibit apparel that's deemed...

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