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  • Marijuana revenues starting to help select Colorado schools on pricey projects

    By Yesenia Robles, The Denver Post
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    As marijuana revenues trickle into the state, slow to meet projections, a few Colorado school districts are among the first to see some impact from the state's new funds. The state Department of Education's program to fund capital projects — known as Building Excellent Schools Today,...

  • Fountain-Fort Carson District 8 receives $2.5 million grant

    By Carol McGraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 has received a $2.5 million grant to create an innovative program that will focus on some of education's hottest topics, including biotechnology and engineering. The program, for students in grades 4 through 12, is called "The Systemic Bridge...

  • Fruits of Colorado College students' labor available to public

    By debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Each year, Colorado College students become urban farmers. For an entire year of their undergraduate studies, starting in March, a group of students plans, budgets, plants, maintains and harvests produce for the school cafeteria - and they get paid to do it. This year, there's a new...

  • 'Schoolpool' program gives Colorado Springs-area students another option for getting to campus

    By DEBBIE Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Parents who already are dreading the bottleneck congestion that occurs at student drop-off and pick-up areas may want to familiarize themselves with the phrases "bike train" and "walking school bus." Colorado Springs' Mountain Metropolitan Transit offers a free "schoolpool" program...

  • Colorado Springs police helps Teens with Promise get ready for school

    Andrea Sinclair
    Updated: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    The Colorado Springs police will collaborate with Teens with Promise, a local non-profit dedicated to providing disadvantaged teens with the supplies they need to start and stay in school, to fill 1,000 backpacks and raise $10,000 in the following weeks. The organization is conducting...

  • 56th annual rocket event encourages science, engineering interests

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Some people loved rockets when they were children. Others picked up the hobby as adults, sharing the fun with their own kids. For Dr. Warren B. Layfield, rocketry has been a lifelong passion that was strengthened after working as an engineer with NASA for a decade. About 300 amateur...

  • Harrison teacher institute gives newcomers a jump on coming school year

    By Carol McGraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com
    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    The anteater died. This elicited a groan from the summer school student pretending to be the long-snouted mammal. The ant, however, smiled. Christopher Morroww, a new science teacher in Harrison School District 2, was demonstrating how the food chain changes and effects the...

  • Air Force Academy cadets launch balloons to study near space

    By Michael S. Humphreys Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    This time of year, mysterious objects can sometimes be seen rapidly ascending over the Air Force Academy before disappearing into the upper atmosphere. It's not a UFO or a secret government experiment; it's cadets launching hydrogen-filled weather balloons to study near space, the...

  • Academy operates STEM teacher boot camp

    By Michael S. Humphreys Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    As an institution of higher learning - one that specializes in science and engineering - the Air Force Academy embraces its responsibility to prepare young minds for a future in science, technology, engineering and math by opening its classrooms once a year to train teachers. The...

  • Six school districts meet deadline to get bond issues on November ballot

    By Carol McGraw and Debbie Kelley - THE GAZETTE -
    Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Six school districts in the Pikes Peak region filed documents with the El Paso County Clerk and Recorders Office by Friday's cutoff, indicating they intend to place school finance questions before voters in November. All who decide to proceed must submit final ballot language no later...

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