• CSU student from Colorado Springs found dead Wednesday is identified

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Feb 6, 2015

    The Colorado State University student found dead in her dorm room Wednesday was identified as 18-year-old Jordyn-Rhea Tuiasosopo, from Colorado Springs. An autopsy was performed Thursday and there were no signs of trauma or foul play, the Larimer County Coroner reported in a news...

  • Colorado students pricked by needles brought to school

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Feb 6, 2015

    EDGEWATER — Authorities in suburban Denver are investigating after about 20 students were pricked by small medical needles a fellow student brought to school. Police in Edgewater say an 11-year-old student brought the new lancet needles to school on Thursday. The needles are normally...

  • Police: 2 dead in apparent murder-suicide on University of South Carolina campus

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Feb 5, 2015

    Click here for live coverage. COLUMBIA, S.C. — Two people died Thursday in an apparent murder-suicide on the University of South Carolina's campus, a shooting state law enforcement authorities called "very isolated." The state's flagship university said in two alerts via its...

  • Colorado Springs teacher gets Colorado League of Charter Schools' top award

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Feb 5, 2015

    Eric Trujillo admits he's a quote junkie. He often throws out catchy but meaningful sayings in conversation. "In any alternative school, these students don't care how much you know till they know how much you care," he says. It doesn't matter to Trujillo, a social studies teacher...

  • AROUND TOWN: Jan Martin named Unstoppable Woman

    By Linda Navarro, The Gazette, linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    Eleven strong, all Unstoppable Women. Named as the 2015 honoree at a kickoff party at the new KOAA News5 studios was Jan Martin, a Colorado Springs native completing her second term on the city council as council president pro tem. Owner of Martin Business Group, Martin, who has an...

  • Colorado Springs student protesters suspended for 'bring Jackson back' walkout

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    Sierra High School students who walked out of class Friday afternoon to protest the dismissal of the school's head football coach have received a day of in-school suspension, a district spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday. Christine Lyle, spokeswoman for Harrison School District 2, said...

  • Colorado school driver accused of child abuse in bus altercation

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Feb 3, 2015

    DENVER — A substitute Jefferson County schools driver faces two counts of child abuse stemming from an altercation on a bus. The Denver Post (http://tinyurl.com/oba5bz7 ) and KMGH-TV (http://tinyurl.com/lnup739 ) report that according to a Lakewood police summons, staff...

  • Map Monday: See which school districts have the highest dropout rates

    Maria St. Louis-Sanchez
    Updated: Mon, Feb 2, 2015

    Graduation and dropout rates tend to vary a lot from district to district in the Pikes Peak region. The above map highlights the on-time graduation rates for districts as well as their dropout rates.  Sound familiar? Debbie Kelley recently wrote about these rates for the class...

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