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  • UCCS continues to grow with record-setting enrollment

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: 14 hr ago

    The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs has shattered another enrollment record. Preliminary figures for the fall semester, which began Monday, show that 11,199 students are enrolled. That's 601 more students than last year's record 10,598 enrollees. "We have a happening...

  • CU-Boulder: No indication of foul play in death of student in dorm

    By Boulder Daily Camera
    Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    A University of Colorado student was found unresponsive Tuesday afternoon in his Williams Village dorm room and later declared dead, campus officials announced. Early indications show no signs of foul play, Dean of Students Christina M. Gonzales wrote in a message to CU students,...

  • Boulder puts off anti-pot 'lab rat' campaign

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    BOULDER — A provocative anti-marijuana campaign aimed at Colorado youths has angered marijuana activists for its tag line, "Don't Be a Lab Rat." Now, a Colorado city is holding off on displaying a human-size cage used in the campaign after a school district raised concerns. The city...

  • Colorado Springs Education Association chosen for national program

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    The Colorado Springs Education Association, the educators' union for Colorado Springs School District 11, has been selected for a national pilot program that examines ways teachers can become leaders in the evolving education scene. The National Education Association, the Center for...

  • Robotics program gets a financial boost

    Debbie Kelley
    Published: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    The Cripple Creek and Victor Gold Mining Company recently donated $4,500 to the robotics programs taught throughout Woodland Park School District RE-2. The donation will pay for laptop computers and Lego Mindstorms EV3 robotic kits needed for programs at Columbine and Gateway...

  • The survey says: Gen Xers favor homeschooling more than other parents

    Debbie Kelley
    Published: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    A recent survey by Spectrem Group's Millionaire Corner shows that Gen Xers, ages 41-50, are the biggest supporters of home schooling, over adults of other ages. Of the 56 percent of survey respondents with a net worth of less than $100,000 who said they approved of home schooling...

  • Pediatricians' prescription for schools: Later start times

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    CHICAGO — Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens. Delaying the start of the school day until at least 8:30 a.m. would help curb their lack of sleep, which has been linked with poor health, bad grades, car crashes and other problems, the...

  • Superintendent wants to end standardized testing in D-11

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    A renegade attempt by the area's largest public school district to pull back from the pack of standardized testing stalled before it got legs. But one part of the movement will proceed. At a work session Wednesday night, Colorado Springs School District 11 Superintendent Nicholas...

  • Wildflower students having fun on the playground they helped pay for

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    The 506 students at Wildflower Elementary School are very proud of their new $27,000 playground. They ought to be. They paid for it themselves. For two years, Wildflower students brought in pennies and quarters and dollar bills to fill their Pennies for Playground jugs. They...

  • School memorabilia on display Saturday in Manitou Springs

    By Carol McGraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    School memorabilia from as far back as 1872 will be on display Saturday at Manitou Springs Elementary School. The free public Heritage Hall Tour is sponsored by the Manitou Springs Heritage Center. In 1997 the Heritage Center received an endowment to keep up the collection housed...

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